Dynamics of technological mediation: A case of television white space deployment

Richard N. Caneba, Carleen Frances Maitland

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Abstract

Technological mediation provides a model for analyzing the role that internet service providers (ISPs) play in translating technologies from the "technological frontier" to their particular commercial context. Although its original conception defined three obstacles mediators encounter during this process (technical, commercial, and structural), how these obstacles unfold during mediation has yet to be fully investigated. Through an ethnographic case study with a small rural ISP, we deepen our understanding of this model, in particular the complex interplay between the dynamic technological environment and the experiences of the mediator. While innovation scholars know that commercial markets mature over time, this study illuminates how this process impacts the organizations who must adopt and localize these technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450361224
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 2019
Event10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2019 - Ahmedabad, India
Duration: Jan 4 2019Jan 7 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2019
CountryIndia
CityAhmedabad
Period1/4/191/7/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Caneba, R. N., & Maitland, C. F. (2019). Dynamics of technological mediation: A case of television white space deployment. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2019 [a25] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3287098.3287121