Deploying for deliverance: A digital divide content analysis in municipal wireless networks documentation

Julio Angel Ortiz, Andrea H. Tapia

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Abstract

Considering the proliferation of information technology (IT), growing IT divides are still proven to exist today. Although some argue the broadband technology could be the platform for universal ubiquity, the benefits are still debatable for municipalities providing access. The authors discuss how public officials have decided to lead, support and usher in an era of rapid IT development by way of wireless broadband networks to address digital divide concerns, and how these claims may or may not meet expectations. The purpose of this paper is two-fold: (1) to propose a fruitful investigative overview of U.S. cities making claims that a municipal wireless network will bridge the so-called 'digital divide;'(2) to examine the digital divide language 21 American cities use by employing a content analysis. Finally, implications for research on MWN are drawn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 12th Americas Conference On Information Systems, AMCIS 2006
Pages745-753
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2006
Event12th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2006 - Acapulco, Mexico
Duration: Aug 4 2006Aug 6 2006

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 12th Americas Conference On Information Systems, AMCIS 2006
Volume2

Other

Other12th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2006
CountryMexico
CityAcapulco
Period8/4/068/6/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Information Systems

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    Ortiz, J. A., & Tapia, A. H. (2006). Deploying for deliverance: A digital divide content analysis in municipal wireless networks documentation. In Association for Information Systems - 12th Americas Conference On Information Systems, AMCIS 2006 (pp. 745-753). (Association for Information Systems - 12th Americas Conference On Information Systems, AMCIS 2006; Vol. 2).