E-government policies for broadband adoption : the case of the UK Government

Choudrie, Jyoti, Papazafeiropoulou, Anastasia, & Light, Ben (2004) E-government policies for broadband adoption : the case of the UK Government. In 10th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2004), 2004, New York.

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Broadband technology has been introduced to the business community and the public as a fast and easy way of exploiting the Internet. The benefits of its use (fast reliable connections, always on) have been widely realised and broadband diffusion is one of the items at the top of the agenda for technology related polices of governments worldwide. Broadband diffusion and capacity development are central to debates in many countries concerning the role of the government in developing efficient broadband policies particularly in terms of the usage of public money. In this paper we examine the impact of government polices to broadband adoption in the case of the UK government, a country that is striving to have the most extensive and competitive broadband market in the G7 by 2005. We analyse specific institutional actions related to IT diffusion as pursued by the government with the view to identify best practices in government intervention. We believe that are our analysis is useful for broadband strategies in particular and technology in general when applied elsewhere.

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ID Code: 75681
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: UK, Broadband, Diffusion
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2014 05:06
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2017 14:44

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