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Two-speed Britain: rural internet use

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By using detailed data on Internet access and use in rural and urban areas of Britain, we show the effect of low-speed broadband connection on people’s use of the Internet and the services it provides. We use a three-fold definition of deep rural, shallow rural, and urban areas to explore the nature of the digital divides between these areas, and the consequences for people’s relation with the Internet. We find that while overall access to the Internet varies little geographically, though wit...

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Published
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Not peer reviewed

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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RCUK Digital Economy programme
Grant:
EP/G066051/1
Publisher:
Aberdeen University Press
Publication date:
2015-08-17
ISBN:
9781857520347
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pubs:585736
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uuid:0f7b2c1b-96c7-4b62-87cd-4ae83768570c
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585736
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2016-12-05

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