‘It’s revolutionised how we do things’: then and now - a case study of Internet behaviours in a remote rural community

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620529
Title:
‘It’s revolutionised how we do things’: then and now - a case study of Internet behaviours in a remote rural community
Authors:
Williams, Fiona; Farrington, John; Philip, Lorna
Abstract:
The Digital Economy has opened up new opportunities for societal wellbeing across many domains of life. However, the market dependency of the landscape of connection has resulted in communities which have inadequate broadband infrastructure and are off the digital map. This form of digital exclusion is most notable in remote, rural areas. In this paper we draw upon the Rural Public Access WiFi Service research study that is focused upon enabling Internet connectivity for commercially ‘hard to reach’ rural areas in the UK. Enabling broadband connectivity to those who were previously unable to access the Internet demonstrates benefits, which translate into the positive role that improved digital connectivity can have on the wellbeing of individuals and remote rural communities at large.
Affiliation:
University of Aberdeen
Citation:
Williams, F., Farrington, J., & Philip, L. (2015). ‘It’s revolutionised how we do things’: then and now – a case study of Internet behaviours in a remote rural community. In L. Sutherland, et. al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress: Places of Possibility? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World, 18-21 August, Aberdeen, Scotland (pp. 203-204). Aberdeen: James Hutton Institute.
Publisher:
James Hutton Institute
Publication Date:
Aug-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620529
Additional Links:
http://esrs2015.hutton.ac.uk/sites/www.esrs2015.eu/files/Final%20ESRS%202015%20congress%20proceedings.pdf
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Description:
This document is the final version of a published work that appeared in final form in Proceedings of the XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress: Places of Possibility? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World, 18-21 August, Aberdeen, Scotland. To access the final edited and published work see http://esrs2015.hutton.ac.uk/sites/www.esrs2015.eu/files/Final%20ESRS%202015%20congress%20proceedings.pdf
ISBN:
9780902701144
Appears in Collections:
Geography and Development Studies

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Fionaen
dc.contributor.authorFarrington, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorPhilip, Lornaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-08T10:43:29Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-08T10:43:29Z-
dc.date.issued2015-08-
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, F., Farrington, J., & Philip, L. (2015). ‘It’s revolutionised how we do things’: then and now – a case study of Internet behaviours in a remote rural community. In L. Sutherland, et. al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress: Places of Possibility? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World, 18-21 August, Aberdeen, Scotland (pp. 203-204). Aberdeen: James Hutton Institute.en
dc.identifier.isbn9780902701144-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620529-
dc.descriptionThis document is the final version of a published work that appeared in final form in Proceedings of the XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress: Places of Possibility? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World, 18-21 August, Aberdeen, Scotland. To access the final edited and published work see http://esrs2015.hutton.ac.uk/sites/www.esrs2015.eu/files/Final%20ESRS%202015%20congress%20proceedings.pdf-
dc.description.abstractThe Digital Economy has opened up new opportunities for societal wellbeing across many domains of life. However, the market dependency of the landscape of connection has resulted in communities which have inadequate broadband infrastructure and are off the digital map. This form of digital exclusion is most notable in remote, rural areas. In this paper we draw upon the Rural Public Access WiFi Service research study that is focused upon enabling Internet connectivity for commercially ‘hard to reach’ rural areas in the UK. Enabling broadband connectivity to those who were previously unable to access the Internet demonstrates benefits, which translate into the positive role that improved digital connectivity can have on the wellbeing of individuals and remote rural communities at large.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJames Hutton Instituteen
dc.relation.urlhttp://esrs2015.hutton.ac.uk/sites/www.esrs2015.eu/files/Final%20ESRS%202015%20congress%20proceedings.pdfen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectDigital exclusionen
dc.subjectRural broadbanden
dc.title‘It’s revolutionised how we do things’: then and now - a case study of Internet behaviours in a remote rural communityen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Aberdeenen
dc.date.accepted2015-05-31-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderRCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Huben
rioxxterms.identifier.projectRCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub: EP/G066051/1en
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-08-18-
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