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Public infrastructures for internet access in metropolitan areas

Elias C. Efstathiou, Fotios A. Elianos, Pantelis A. Frangoudis, Vasileios P. Kemerlis, Dimitrios C. Paraskevaidis, Eleftherios C. Stefanis, George C. Polyzos
2006 Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Access networks - AcessNets '06  
These networks can be used to build large scale public infrastructures for providing ubiquitous high-speed wireless broadband access through the private contributions of individual community members who  ...  Thus, it can easily complement 2G/3G cellular networks in metropolitan areas where some WCNs provide wide coverage.  ...  The P2PWNC scheme is designed to provide participating micro-operators incentives for cooperation so that free and ubiquitous Internet access can be achieved in metropolitan areas.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1189355.1189374 dblp:conf/accessnets/EfstathiouEFKPS06 fatcat:e6el2qiatfcshjbzmi4tcyy5yq

Understanding the Non-Metropolitan-Metropolitan Digital Divide

Bradford F. Mills, Brian E. Whitacre
2003 Growth and Change  
A consistent gap exists between home Internet use in metropolitan areas and in non-metropolitan areas in the U.S.  ...  Alternatively, differences in education, income, and other household attributes may explain differences in metropolitan and non-metropolitan area home Internet access.  ...  Public policies, like infrastructure subsidies, may be necessary to ameliorate some spatial discrepancies in metropolitan-non-metropolitan area infrastructure (Parker 2000) .  ... 
doi:10.1111/1468-2257.00215 fatcat:7djqkbxwkrcblidgjvpwtl64lq

Public libraries and the Internet 2007: Issues, implications, and expectations

John Carlo Bertot, Charles R. McClure, Paul T. Jaeger
2008 Library & Information Science Research  
in which communities and governments rely on public libraries to guarantee public Internet access.  ...  The Internet in public libraries Public library involvement with the Internet is extensive and multi-dimensional.  ...  Davis of the American Library Association in the development of this study. The authors also wish to acknowledge the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the research reported here.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2008.01.001 fatcat:b23svkxj4rbkhmvukp4xscnc7y

Is digital technology urban?

Nancy Odendaal, James Duminy, Paul Saunders
2008 Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Designing for Habitus and Habitat - OZCHI '08  
Many metropolitan areas, particularly in South Africa, contain urban and peri-urban settlement typologies representative of a diverse range of built forms, lifestyles and livelihoods.  ...  The result is not altogether surprising; remote peri-urban areas face bigger obstructions to ubiquitous access due to a number of reasons.  ...  This body of legislation also allowed for large metropolitan areas to qualify for a single-tier system of local government (in other words the absence of a district authority).  ... 
doi:10.1145/1517744.1517774 dblp:conf/ozchi/OdendaalDS08 fatcat:ggmolo24ujfhbnkqunj4um4uvm

The Internet Backbone and the American Metropolis

Mitchell L. Moss, Anthony M. Townse
2000 The Information Society  
We nd that a select group of seven highly interconnected metropolitan areas consistently dominated the geography of national data networks, despite massive investment in this infrastructure over the study  ...  This article seeks to address the gap in the current literature by analyzing the development of Internet backbone networks in the United States between 1997 and 1999.  ...  purposes of this study, we have assumed that backbones terminating in a metropolitan area are equally accessible to all parts of a metropolitan area via local telecommunications infrastructure which is  ... 
doi:10.1080/019722400128310 fatcat:kssussjjvnff3cuvt54wkfwx4q

Assessing Sufficiency and Quality of Bandwidth for Public Libraries

John Carlo Bertot, Charles R. McClure
2007 Information Technology and Libraries  
A secondary, but important issue is the extent to which libraries, particularly in rural areas, have access to broadband telecommunications services.  ...  Public libraries are indeed connected to the Internet and do provide public-access services and resources.  ...  ■ Acknowledgements The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Library Association for support of the 2006 Public Libraries and the Internet Study  ... 
doi:10.6017/ital.v26i1.3285 fatcat:uc2fl63uyvag7nl7cel5ywtvfu

Mobile Environmental Sensing and Sustainable Public Transportation Using ICT Tools

E. Xhafka, J. Teta, E. Agastra
2015 Acta Physica Polonica. A  
Our intent is to extend the basic of intelligent transportations system for the improvement of local transportation in marginal areas for suitable links with the existing network system.  ...  In exploring solutions to those challenges a balanced dual 3G mobile providers connectivity combined with a private WiFi network will be used for balanced data traffic and uninterruptable internet service  ...  In addition, the same infrastructure is used for offering online access to mobile users as added value for the public transport.  ... 
doi:10.12693/aphyspola.128.b-122 fatcat:3hfpweb64nampeqyps6cmvzbfa

The Internet and the Rise of the New Network Cities, 1969–1999

Anthony M Townsend
2001 Environment and Planning, B: Planning and Design  
As I will demonstrate in this paper, the rapid diffusion of advanced telecommunications systems like the Internet across a wide range of urban areas challenges this traditional dichotomy of centralization  ...  Cities and space in the information age Telecommunications networks are an essential component of urban infrastructure in the 1990s, enabling the coordination of increasingly complex, multilocation, and  ...  Table 1 . 1 Leading metropolitan areas for Internet backbone links in 1997 and 1999.  ... 
doi:10.1068/b2688 fatcat:xagvwacckvc23ofrdif6nslusi

The Multi-layers of Digital Exclusion in Rural Australia

Sora Park, Julie Freeman, Catherine Middleton, Matthew Allen, Robin Eckermann, Richard Everson
2015 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
multiple dimensions of infrastructure, services and demand in rural communities.  ...  Despite many policy interventions, Australia's rural areas continue to be at a digital disadvantage.  ...  In rural areas with xDSL connections, the download speed is much lower than in metropolitan areas.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2015.436 dblp:conf/hicss/ParkFMAEE15 fatcat:vcuawcp2zff2lloy4jbo35lege


José Carlos MACÍA ARCE, Francisco José ARMAS QUINTÁ
2020 Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis  
The purpose of this research is the study of the consumption of Internet advanced services by companies in the metropolitan area of Madrid, analyzing the spread of telework in more detail,a potential offered  ...  access.  ...  In the case of companies with ten or more workers in Madrid, taking data for the year, 98.5% had computers, 98.4% had broadband Internet access, 69% of companies with Internet had their own website, and  ... 
doi:10.37043/jura.2012.4.1.3 fatcat:jlwnegswknfzlerafn4u5n4a74

Business Models for Broadband Municipal Optical Networks: A Proposed Model for the Greek Case

Christos Bouras, Apostolos Gkamas, John Papagiannopoulos, George Theophilopoulos, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
2007 Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications  
This paper proposes a business model for the successful operation of the currently developing broadband metropolitan area networks in Greece.  ...  Taking into consideration that these infrastructures will alter the broadband map of Greece widely, that Greece currently has one of the lowest broadband penetration percentages in Europe and that the  ...  in areas where initial network infrastructure exists (e.g. expansion of access network).  ... 
doi:10.1109/iscc.2007.4381495 dblp:conf/iscc/BourasGPTT07 fatcat:lrbutq6wezhpbmhuab2pxxwlku

Infrastructure and Business Model for Universal Broadband Access in Developing Regions: The Ceara State Digital Belt [chapter]

Cid F. Gomes, Fernando C. Gomes, Marcial P. Fernandez
2010 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
With regard to digital services access, many rural and remote urban area in developing countries are underserved, if served at all.  ...  Different groups will be chosen among interested investors by public auction, in order to enforce competition.  ...  The optical solutions adopted were different in the metropolitan and rural area. In the metropolitan area Ethernet switches with optical interfaces for long distance were used.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15476-8_6 fatcat:6lz5gob7frhs5i6mq4hwp23zru

Network Cities and the Global Structure of the Internet

2001 American Behavioral Scientist  
To cope with this challenge, urban planners are urged to address three issues: dependency on other cities and urban areas, accessibility to global Internet backbone networks, and proficiency with communications  ...  Cities have played an important role in the process of globalization as centers for informa tion exchange.  ...  ACCESSIBILITY This article has shown that defining and representing accessibility to international Internet connections is challenging.  ... 
doi:10.1177/00027640121957998 fatcat:z3ymo2i4znatvmdejbpltwdtea


Marcu STAȘAC, University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning, University St., 410087, Oradea, Romania, Marius I. STUPARIU, Corina Florina TĂTAR, Ribana LINC, Liviu BUCUR, Iulian DINCĂ, Stelian NISTOR, University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning, University St., 410087, Oradea, Romania, University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning, University St., 410087, Oradea, Romania, University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning, University St., 410087, Oradea, Romania, University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning, University St., 410087, Oradea, Romania (+2 others)
2020 Analele Universităţii din Oradea: Seria Geografie  
Metropolitan Area (OMA).  ...  In this sense, it is not possible to conceive the development of an area from a tourist viewpoint without the existence of a suitable infrastructure (tourist, technical, transport), because it can influence  ...  The technical infrastructure in the rural OMA was surveyed for road, air, water accessibility, water sewage and Internet connection.  ... 
doi:10.30892/auog.302108-857 fatcat:3o2qaa7wgzfkng3a3r5ylzef6i

Municipal broadband: The "next generation" and the "last mile"

Bhyatrms Mohamede
2007 South African Journal of Information and Communication  
While the basic idea of offering Internet access as a public service is sound, the problem is that US cities have not thought of the Internet as a form of public infrastructure that must be paid for -typically  ...  A number of municipalities, mainly the large metropolitan areas, and a few smaller towns, have been developing models for 'municipal broadband' provisioning.  ... 
doi:10.23962/10539/19790 fatcat:z5dsox6gzrf3nnihk5sbolkeym
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