Driving Demand for Broadband Networks and Services.
By: Katz, Raul L.
Contributor(s): Berry, Taylor A.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Signals and Communication Technology: Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2014Description: 1 online resource (314 p.).ISBN: 9783319071978.Subject(s): Broadband communication systems | Computers -- Social aspects | Information technology -- Social aspects | Internetworking (Telecommunication) | Wireless communication systemsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Driving Demand for Broadband Networks and ServicesDDC classification: 384 LOC classification: QA76.9 .C66TK5103.2Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Preface; Contents; 1 Introduction; References; 2 Assessing the Broadband Demand Gap; 2.1…Measuring the Broadband Demand Gap; 2.1.1 The Fixed Broadband Demand Gap; 2.1.2 The Mobile Broadband Demand Gap; 2.1.3 Demand Gap and the Interrelationship Between Fixed and Mobile Broadband; 2.2…Understanding the Residential Broadband Demand Gap; 2.2.1 The Affordability Barrier; 2.2.2 Limited Digital Literacy; 18.104.22.168 Broadband, Digital Literacy, and Education; 22.214.171.124 Broadband, Digital Literacy, and Age; 2.2.3 Lack of Content Relevance or Interest
2.2.4 Broadband Diffusion Cycles and the Importance of Adoption Structural Factors2.3…Understanding the Enterprise Broadband Demand Gap; 2.3.1 The Economic Barrier; 2.3.2 Limited Technology Training; 2.3.3 Slow Assimilation of Broadband; 2.4…Broadband Demand Gap Diagnostic; References; 3 Creating Awareness; 3.1…Developing Basic Digital Literacy; 3.1.1 Digital Literacy Through Formal Education Programs; 126.96.36.199 Primary School Programs; 188.8.131.52 Secondary School Programs; 184.108.40.206 Distance Learning Programs; 220.127.116.11 Digital Literacy for Teachers; 3.1.2 Targeted Digital Literacy Programs
18.104.22.168 Adult Education Programs22.214.171.124 Digital Literacy for Disadvantaged/Underprivileged Population; 126.96.36.199 Digital Literacy for Women; 188.8.131.52 Digital Literacy Programs in Rural Isolated Areas; 184.108.40.206 Digital Literacy for Persons with Disabilities; 220.127.116.11 Digital Literacy for the Elderly; 3.2…Community Access Centers; 3.2.1 Types of Shared or Community Access Centers; 18.104.22.168 Digital Community Centers; 22.214.171.124 Cybercafés; 126.96.36.199 Local Area Network Houses; 3.2.2 Economics of Shared Public Access Centers; 3.2.3 Ancillary Access Centers; 3.2.4 Stand-Alone Public Access Centers
3.3…Advanced ICT Training3.4…Small and Medium Enterprises; 3.4.1 Training for SMEs; 3.4.2 Consulting Services for SMEs; 3.4.3 Broadband and New Firm Formation; 188.8.131.52 Evidence that Broadband Facilitates Entrepreneurship; 184.108.40.206 Virtual Business Incubation; 220.127.116.11 Online Mentoring for Startups; 3.5…Sponsorship Structures of Awareness Programs; 3.5.1 Public Programs; 3.5.2 Multilateral and Public Donors; 3.5.3 Public-Private Associations; 3.5.4 Private Efforts; References; 4 Achieving Affordability; 4.1…Economics of Broadband Adoption; 4.2…Broadband Service Pricing as a Barrier to Adoption
4.2.1 Cross-Country Comparisons of Fixed and Mobile Broadband Pricing4.2.2 Broadband Price Elasticity; 18.104.22.168 Fixed Broadband Price Elasticity; 22.214.171.124 Mobile Broadband Price Elasticity; 4.2.3 The Effect of Competition on Broadband Pricing; 4.2.4 The Role of Mobile Broadband in Lowering the Affordability Barrier at the Bottom of the Pyramid; 126.96.36.199 Reduction of the Price of Mobile Broadband; 188.8.131.52 Pricing Flexibility; 184.108.40.206 Smartphone Contribution; 4.2.5 Policy Initiatives Aimed at Reducing the Cost of Broadband Service; 220.127.116.11 Launch by a Publicly Owned Service Provider
18.104.22.168 Agreement Reached by Private Operators
This book examines the reasons why various groups around the world choose not to adopt broadband services and evaluates strategies to stimulate the demand that will lead to increased broadband use. It introduces readers to the benefits of higher adoption rates while examining the progress that developed and emerging countries have made in stimulating broadband demand. By relying on concepts such as a supply and demand gap, broadband price elasticity, and demand promotion, this book explains differences between the fixed and mobile broadband demand gap, introducing the notions of substitution a
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