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Digital Cities is an indispensable guide to what we know about broadband adoption patterns and how they matter to the economic and social development of communities

Digital Cities is an indispensable guide to what we know about broadband adoption patterns and how they matter to the economic and social development of communities. It is a 'must read' for state, local, and national policymakers. -John B. Horrigan, Vice President, The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Karen Mossberger is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

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Digital Media and the Arab Spring (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics). Digital Cities forcefully and persuasively demonstrates how place matters for understanding and addressing the challenges of innovation and inequality. -William Barnes, National League of Cities. Tolbert is Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. William W. Franko is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Auburn University.

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Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert, and William Franko. in Digital Cities: The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity Published in print: 2012 Published Online: Publisher: Oxford University Press January 2013 DOI: 1. 093/ ISBN: 9780199812936 eISBN: 9780199979769 acprof:oso/9780199812936. 0002 Item type: chapter.

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Digital Cities: The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert .

Karen Mossberger is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Tolbert is Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa William W. Franko is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Auburn University

Karen Mossberger is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity. Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity. Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert, and William W. Franko. Oxford Studies in Digital Politics. 7 The Geography of Barriers to Broadband Adoption. 8 Barriers to Adoption in Chicago Neighborhoods. Federal policies have focused on rural infrastructure. With Daniel Bowen and Benedict Jimenez.

Oxford Studies in Digital Politics. Caroline Tolbert is Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa William Franko is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Auburn University. Country of Publication.

In an age when the United Nations has declared access to the Internet a human right, and universal access to high-speed broadband is a national goal, urban areas have been largely ignored by federal policy. The cost of that neglect may well be the failure to realize the social benefits of broadband and a broadly-connected digital society. Technology offers unparalleled advantages for innovation in urban areas - in the economy, health care, education, energy, transportation, government services, civic engagement, and more. With their density and networks of activity, cities hold the most potential for reaping the benefits of technology. But there are surprisingly substantial disparities in broadband adoption across cities. More puzzlingly, rather than promoting innovation or addressing the high cost of broadband access, the US has mostly funded expensive rural infrastructure in sparsely-populated areas. Digital Cities tells the story of information technology use and inequality in American metropolitan areas and discusses directions for change. The authors argue that mobile-only Internet, the form used by many minorities and urban poor, is a second-class form of access, as they offer evidence that users with such limited access have dramatically lower levels of online activity and skill. Digital citizenship and full participation in economic, social and political life requires home access. Using multilevel statistical models, the authors present new data ranking broadband access and use in the nation's 50 largest cities and metropolitan areas, showing considerable variation across places. Unique, neighborhood data from Chicago examines the impact of poverty and segregation on access in a large and diverse city, and it parallels analysis of national patterns in urban, suburban and rural areas. Digital Cities demonstrate the significance of place for shaping our digital future and the need for policies that recognize the critical role of cities in addressing both social inequality and opportunity.
Digital Cities: The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics) download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Caroline J. Tolbert,Karen Mossberger
ISBN: 0199812934
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 10, 2012)
Pages: 368 pages