Building broadband infrastructure
This study conducted by UMSI research investigator Steven Jackson examined the effect that widespread broadband availability may have on the social, economic and cultural lives in a community. The study explored the roles that existing community resources and networks play in efforts to organize, finance, and set up high-speed broadband infrastructures. It also analyzed the new forms of social interaction that are supported by high-speed broadband access.
Start date: 6/1/2010
End date: 8/31/2012
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