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Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission

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"Large investments have been made by various governments for the deployment of broadband within their respective nations; however, the citizens of such countries have demonstrated a slow adoption of this technology.

The Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission explores broadband adoption and the digital divide through a global perspective, providing up-to-date research on constructs such as relative advantage, utilitarian outcomes, hedonic outcomes, and service quality. Compiling cutting-edge research from over 100 noted experts in nearly 30 countries, this invaluable reference source allows policy makers, internet service providers, and others to gain multicultural insight into what factors actively influence consumers' decisions to adopt broadband."

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dedication
  3. Editorial Advisory Board
  4. Foreword
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Broadband Adoption and Diffusion (BAD): A Framework
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PROFILE OF AUTHORS
    4. FACTORS AFFECTING BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT AT NATIONAL LEVEL: NATIONAL POLICIES AND OTHER MACRO FACTORS
    5. SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE ENTERPRISES
    6. IMPACT OF BROADBAND ON EMERGING APPLICATIONS
    7. BROADBAND ADOPTION AND DIFFUSION (BAD): A FRAMEWORK
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS
  9. National Policies
    1. South Africa: The Long Walk to Broadband Freedom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A BRIEF HISTORY OF BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA
      4. TOWARDS A PROFILE OF THE BROADBAND USER BASE
      5. DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS OF BROADBAND DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION
      6. IS BROADBAND MERELY ENHANCED DIAL-UP CONNECTIVITY?
      7. RATIONALE PROVIDED FOR HIGHER COST STRUCTURE IN THE COUNTRY
      8. SOLUTIONS FOR THE ROAD AHEAD
      9. THE BOTTOM LINE
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS
  10. National Policies
    1. Bridging the Digital Divide Through Broadband Deployment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      4. BACKGROUND FOR INTRODUCTION OF THE PROJECTS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS
    2. Broadband Policy, Market Competition, and User Adoption in Taiwan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT
      4. MAJOR FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT
      5. BROADBAND CONTENT
      6. OBSTACLES TO BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT
      7. SOLUTIONS PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THE BROADBAND INDUSTRY
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS
    3. ICT Competency of Bangladesh to Face Broadband Diffusion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEWED
      4. NATIONAL ICT POLICY: A PATHFINDER
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS
    4. Socio-Cultural Interpretations to the Diffusion and Use of Broadband Services in a Korean Digital Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGY AS CULTURAL FORMS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS
      7. ENDNOTES
    5. Structural Changes and Regulatory Challenges in the Japanese Telecommunications Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY IN JAPAN
      5. REGULATORY CHALLENGES
      6. A UNIVERSAL SERVICE SYSTEM
      7. NEW UNIVERSAL SYSTEM DESIGN
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS
      11. ENDNOTES
  11. National Policies
    1. Analysis of the Influence of Australia's Government Policy on Broadband Internet Access
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NATIONAL STRATEGIES AIMED AT SUPPORTING INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
      4. REGULATORY AND COMPETITION ISSUES
      5. GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES AND FUNDING PROGRAMS
      6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
    2. Broadband for the Mass Market
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
    3. Competition, Regulation, and Broadband Diffusion: The Case of New Zealand
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPETITION, REGULATION, AND DIFFUSION
      4. IMPLICATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS
      8. ENDNOTES
  12. National Policies
    1. Digital Divide and Broadband Access: The Case of an Italian Region
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: BROADBAND AND THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
      4. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD
      5. BROADBAND ACCESS AND INTERNET USE
      6. FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
    2. Improving Broadband Access in Rural Areas
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. KEY THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
      6. THE DEVELOPMENT OF BROADBAND IN SOGN OG FJORDANE COUNTY
      7. CAN DESCRIPTIVE CLUSTERS BE USED TO EXPLORE THE INSTALLED BASE?
      8. CONCLUSION AND PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS
      11. ENDNOTES
    3. Metropolitan Broadband Networks: Design and Implementation Aspects, and Business Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BROADBAND STATUS IN GREECE
      4. ISSUES ON DESIGNING BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE
      5. METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORKS
      6. BUSINESS MODEL
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
    4. Small World: The Irish Broadband Experience
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE MACRO AND MICROECONOMIC BACKGROUND
      3. THE DEVELOPMENT OF BROADBAND IN IRELAND: THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS BACKGROUND
      4. THE STATE OF BROADBAND IN IRELAND TODAY
      5. IF YOU BUILD IT: FACTORS AFFECTING UPTAKE
      6. FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
      10. ENDNOTES
    5. Social, Political, and Ethical Responsibility in Broadband Adoption and Diffusion: A German Case Study
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SETTING THE SCENE: WHY BROADBAND IS IMPORTANT
      4. THE GERMAN SITUATION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS
      8. ENDNOTES
  13. National Policies
    1. Competition in Broadband Provision and the Digital Divide
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THE DECISION TO DEPLOY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE
      5. DATA
      6. EMPIRICAL FINDINGS
      7. FUTURE TRENDS AND CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS
      11. ENDNOTES
    2. Governmental and Cultural Factors in Broadband Adoption
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. CASE STUDIES
      5. SIGNIFICANCE OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FACTORS FOR BROADBAND ADOPTION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
    3. Regulation and the Deployment of Broadband
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY
      5. REGULATION AFFECTING THE PROVISION OF BROADBAND
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. DATA
      8. RESULTS
      9. IMPLICATIONS AND OUTLOOK
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS
      13. ENDNOTES
    4. APPENDIX
  14. Consumer–User Behavior
    1. Factors Affecting Broadband Adoption for Mainstream Consumers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE OVERVIEW
      4. PHILOSOPHY AND RESEARCH METHOD
      5. DISCUSSION AND LIMITATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
  15. Consumer–User Behavior
    1. Developing a Dynamic View of Broadband Adoption
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STATIC AND DYNAMIC MODELING: COMPARING CONCEPTS
      4. BROADBAND ADOPTION: TESTING A CONCEPTUAL MODEL
      5. UK BROADBAND ADOPTION: BUILDING A DYNAMIC VIEW
      6. REVIEWING THE NEW MODEL: CAUSAL LOOP ANALYSIS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
    2. Employing the Content Validity Approach for Improving the Content of the Broadband Adoption Survey Instrument
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BROADBAND ADOPTION CONSTRUCTS
      4. VALIDATION IN I.S. RESEARCH: CONTENT VALIDITY
      5. RESEARCH METHOD
      6. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
    3. Inside the Microcosm: A Case Study of a Wireless Internet Hotspot
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      4. THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW VALUE CHAIN
      5. EXPLORATION OF THE INTENT TO ADOPT AND USE SERVICES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
      10. ENDNOTE
      11. APPENDIX
    4. The Uses and Gratifications of Broadband Internet
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. ENDNOTE
  16. Consumer–User Behavior
    1. Factors Affecting Attitudes Toward Broadband Adoption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND LITERATURE
      4. THEORETICAL BASIS
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. RESEARCH FINDINGS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS
  17. Consumer–User Behavior
    1. Characteristics of Farm and Rural Internet Use in the United States
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEFINITIONS AND DATA
      5. FACTORS IN INTERNET USE
      6. MODELING THE DETERMINANTS OF INTERNET USE
      7. NONFARM RURAL WORKER
      8. FARM BUSINESSES
      9. CONCLUSION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS
      12. ENDNOTE
  18. Consumer–User Behavior
    1. Broadband User Behavior Characterization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHARACTERIZATION METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULT ANALYSIS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. ENDNOTES
    2. Precisions about the Broadband Divide in Chile
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
      4. INTERNET AND BROADBAND IN CHILE
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. ENDNOTES
  19. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
    1. A Survey on the Adoption and Usage of Broadband Internet
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
  20. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
    1. Broadband Access and Broadband-Based Applications: An Empirical Study of the Determinants of Adoption Among Italian SMEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE DATASET
      5. THE EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
      10. ENDNOTES
    2. Broadband Diffusion to SMEs in the UK
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BROADBAND AND SMES
      4. SMES AND THE ADOPTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
      5. A FRAMEWORK EXAMINING THE DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS IN THE DIFFUSION OF BROADBAND
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
    3. Environmental Drivers of E-Business Strategies Among SMEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: SMES AND EXTERNAL FACTORS AFFECTING E-BUSINESS
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. ENDNOTES
    4. Exploring SMEs' Adoption of Broadband in the Northwest of England
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: SMES & ICT ADOPTION
      4. ICT INNOVATIONS ADOPTION RESEARCH
      5. TECHNOLOGY-ORGANIZATION-ENVIRONMENT (TOE) FRAMEWORK
      6. EMPIRICAL STUDY
      7. EMPIRICAL FINDINGS
      8. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
      9. FUTURE TRENDS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS
    5. APPENDIX
      1. Interview Questions
    6. External Pressures for Adoption of ICT Services Among SMEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. COMPETITIVE PRESSURES FOR ICT ADOPTION
      5. INSTITUTIONAL PRESSURES FOR ICT ADOPTION
      6. THE ANALYSIS
      7. OUTCOME
      8. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS
      11. ENDNOTES
  21. Impact on Emerging Applications
    1. IPTV Business Model Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. IPTV BUSINESS MODEL ANALYSIS
      3. BACKGROUND: IPTV BUSINESS MODEL BASICS
      4. ANALYSIS OF IPTV BUSINESS MODELS
      5. CASE STUDIES
      6. CBS
      7. FUTURE TRENDS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS
    2. APPENDIX
      1. Major Parameters
      2. Minor Parameters
    3. The Impact of the Internet on the Law and Economics of the United States Motion Picture Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
      4. EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
      5. THE FUTURE: LESSONS FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS
  22. Impact on Emerging Applications
    1. Broadband for Health In Developing Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HEALTH IN DEVELOPMENT
      4. BROADBAND APPLICATIONS IN HEALTH
      5. AVENUES FOR THE USE OF INTERNET-BASED TECHNOLOGIES IN HEALTH CARE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      6. CONSTRAINTS TO INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES IN THE HEALTH SECTOR IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      7. CONCLUSION: THE WAY AHEAD
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
    2. Improving Health Services via Advanced ICT Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFERENCE SITE OBJECTIVES
      4. DEMAND AGGREGATION CONCEPT
      5. SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
      6. INDEPENDENT EVALUATION
      7. GOVERNANCE
      8. NETWORK SOLUTION
      9. ADDITIONAL MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
      10. HEALTHCARE VALUE
      11. DISCUSSION
      12. SUSTAINABILITY
      13. THE FUTURE
      14. CONCLUSION
      15. REFERENCES
      16. KEY TERMS
    3. Remote Patient Monitoring in Residential Care Homes: Using Wireless and Broadband Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. E-VITAL CASE STUDY
      5. BROADBAND AND RPM
      6. FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
  23. Impact on Emerging Applications
    1. Social Consequences of Broadband Access in Japan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      5. METHOD
      6. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      7. FUTURE TRENDS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS
      11. ENDNOTES
  24. Impact on Emerging Applications
    1. Internet-Based Changes in Organizational Communication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND FRAME OF REFERENCE
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
    2. Ubiquitous Communication via Residential Gateways
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. USER NEEDS AND USE CASES
      5. THE EVOLUTION FROM A SIMPLE MODEM TO A RESIDENTIAL GATEWAY
      6. ADDING MORE MOBILITY IN THE HOME
      7. INTEGRATION WITH MOBILITY NETWORKS: FIXED MOBILE CONVERGENCE
      8. FIXED MOBILE CONVERGENCE VIA HOTSPOTS
      9. FIXED MOBILE CONVERGENCE VIA HOTSPOT ACCESS IN THE HOME
      10. REMOTE ACCESS BY THE REMOTE USER TO HIS HOME NETWORK
      11. ACCESS OF HOME DEVICES AND DATA FOR NONENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES
      12. REALITY AND FUTURE TRENDS
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      15. REFERENCES
      16. KEY TERMS
    3. APPENDIX
      1. Abbreviations
  25. Cross-Country Analysis
    1. Adoption of Broadband Services: The Role of National Policies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF THE BROADBAND MARKET
      4. DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS TOWARDS BROADBAND
      5. POLICIES STIMULATING BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE EU
      6. NATIONAL POLICIES STIMULATING BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT OUTSIDE THE EU
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
      10. ENDNOTES
    2. Broadband Diffusion and its Driving Forces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BROADBAND ACCESS AND ITS BENEFITS
      4. BROADBAND DIFFUSION: UNDERLYING DEMAND AND SUPPLY FORCES
      5. TECHNIQUES OF BB PENETRATION ESTIMATION
      6. BROADBAND DIFFUSION IN SELECTED COUNTRIES: SUCCESS FACTORS AND POLICY SUGGESTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS
      11. ENDNOTES
    3. Diffusion of Broadband Access in Latin America
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EVOLUTION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR IN LATIN AMERICA
      5. PUBLIC PROMOTION OF BROADBAND IN LATIN AMERICA
      6. BROADBAND DIFFUSION IN LATIN AMERICA
      7. CONCLUSIONS: FUTURE TRENDS AND GUIDELINES
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS
      11. ENDNOTES
    4. Diffusion Forecasting and Price Evolution of Broadband Telecommunication Services in Europe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EVALUATION OF DIFFUSION ESTIMATION AND FORECASTING
      5. FACTORS AFFECTING BROADBAND ACCESS DEVELOPMENT IN THE WHOLE OF EUROPE
      6. TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES: ADSL HIGH-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTIONS
      7. THEORETICAL MODEL
      8. EMPIRICAL EXAMPLE
      9. ASPECTS AND CONCLUSIONS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ENDNOTES
    5. Explaining Patterns of Broadband Development in OECD Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. DATA
      5. METHODOLOGY FOR THE EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
      10. ENDNOTES
    6. ICT Statistics for Broadband Promoting Regulatory Policy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ANALYSIS OF THE CONCEPT OF BROADBAND
      5. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ICT INDICATORS
      6. IDENTIFICATION OF BASIS FOR REGULATORY POLICY ACTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION: GUIDELINES FOR REGULATORY POLICY
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
      10. APPENDIX
    7. Impact of Broadband VoIP on Telecoms: A Cross-Country Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VOIP: A SYNOPSIS
      4. BROADBAND
      5. IMPACT OF VOIP: A CROSS COUNTRY ANALYSIS
      6. OUTLOOK
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
    8. The Adoption of Broadband Internet in Australia and Canada
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. BROADBAND ADOPTION IN AUSTRALIA AND CANADA
      5. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: BROADBAND ADOPTION IN AUSTRALIA AND CANADA
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS
      11. ENDNOTES
    9. The Evolution of Broadband Industry in the Developing World: A Comparison of China and India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FACTORS IMPACTING THE BROADBAND POTENTIAL
      4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS
      7. ENDNOTES
  26. About the Contributors
  27. Index