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Title: Community broadband initiatives: what makes them successful and why?
Authors: Wallace, Claire
Vincent, Kathryn
Luguzan, Cristian
Talbot, Hilary
Avram, Gabriela
De Cindio, Fiorella
Pipek, Volkmar
Keywords: communications technologies;community broadband;social capital;social enterprise;technology
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: ACM Press, New York
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 109-117
Series/Report no.: C&T
Abstract: Although access to broadband has become a facility embedded in everyday life, many communities still have poor or no connectivity, especially in rural areas. The paper considers how some local communities have taken matters into their own hands and set up their own community broadband infrastructure in the UK. The paper examines four case study rural communities in terms of the organisation of broadband provision. It identifies common skills and resources that were necessary in order for these community broadband initiatives to be successful in the form of five capitals: human, technological, identity and financial.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1145/2768545.2768548
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3460-0
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Long Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Limerick, Ireland June, 27-30, 2015
Appears in Collections:C&T 2015: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies

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