When one considers broadband, the Internet immediately springs to mind. However, broadband is impacting society in many ways. For instance, broadband networks can be used to deliver healthcare or community related services to individuals who don't have computers, have distance as an issue to contend with, or don't use the internet. Broadband can support better management of scarce energy resources with the advent of smart grids, enables improved teleworking capacity and opens up a world of new entertainment possibilities. Yet scholarly examinations of broadband technology have so far examined adoption, usage, or diffusion but missed exploring the capacity of broadband networks to enable new applications, the management aspects of funding and developing broadband-enabled services, or the policy environment in which such networks are developed. This book explores a wide range of issues associated with the deployment and use of broadband including its impacts on individuals, organizations, and society, and offers a generalist understanding of the technical aspects of broadband.
Management of Broadband Technology and Innovation offers insights on broadband from the perspectives of Information Systems, Management, Strategy, and Communications Policy scholars, drawing on research from these disciplines to inform diverse aspects of broadband deployment, policy, and use. Issues associated with a subject technical in nature, but now researched in many ways, are emphasised. This book explains various softer aspects of broadband deployment and use, focusing on the benefits of broadband rather than on details of the technology.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Jyoti Choudrie and Catherine Middleton Part I: Basics of Broadband 2. Patchwork Network: Spectrum Politics, the Digital Home and Installation of the Australian National Broadband Network Michael Arnold, Thomas Apperley, Bjorn Nansen, Rowan Wilken, and Martin Gibbs 3. Exploring the Development of Broadband Internet in the Kingdom of Bahrain: A Case Study Mohame Baqer 4. Lessons learnt from South Korea’s LTE Broadband Development: A Descriptive Case Study Jyoti Choudrie Part II: Broadband Access and Adoption 5. The Australian National Broadband Network: Perceptions of Regional Business Managers Aileen Cater-Steel, Wui-Gee Tan, Peter Mc Leod, and Michael Thompson 6. Evidence on Bridging the Divide: Public Plans Impact on Reducing the Digital Divide in Rural Areas José María Castellano 7. Digital Inclusion and Connectivity of Minority Communities: The Case of Communities of Disabled People Panayiota Tsatsou, Gary Higgs, Ian Stafford, Richard Fry, and Robert Berry Part III: Uses of Broadband 8. Using Broadband to Support Youth Mental Health Reeva Lederman, Greg Wadley, John Gleeson, and Mario Alvarez-Jimenez 9. Australia’s National Broadband Network as an Enabling Platform for Innovation in Health Applications and Services: A Genealogy Adam Lodders 10. The National Broadband Network in Australia and the Ultra-Fast Broadband Network in New Zealand: Analysing the Political and Technical Aspects Fernando Beltrán 11. The Power of Metaphor for Understanding and Experiencing Broadband: An Investigation of Policy Planner Discussions of the Alberta Supernet Amanda Williams Part IV: Broadband Policy and Strategies for Network Deployment 12. Exploring the Impact of Relationship and Value Perceptions on the Adoption of Mobile Broadband Services Sherah Kurnia and Yousuf S. AlHinai 13. Exploring the Relevance and Potential of Mobile Banking for Australian Rural Areas Sherah Kurnia and Akshat Khatri 14. Broadband Utilization in the Indian States: Socio-Economic Correlates and Geographic Aspects James B. Pick, Tetsushi Nishida and Avijit Sarkar 15. Understanding the Impact of Policy, Regulation and Governance on Broadband Diffusion in the Developed and Developing Worlds Girish J. "Jeff" Gulati and David J. Yates
Dr. Jyoti Choudrie is a Reader of Information Systems in the Business School, University of Hertfordshire, UK and leads the research unit Systems, Management Research Unit (SyMRU). Prior to this she was Operations Director of the Brunel Broadband Research Center at Brunel University, UK.
Dr. Catherine Middleton holds a Canada Research Chair in Communication Technologies in the Information Society at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Her research focuses on the development and use of new communication technologies, with specific interests in mobile devices and fixed and wireless broadband networks. Dr. Middleton is a member of the GRAND Networks of Centres of Excellence project, and is the Leader of the New Media Challenges and Opportunities research theme. She also leads the GRAND Digital Infrastructures project. Dr. Middleton teaches Innovation and Organization Theory in the MBA/MMSc program in the Ted Rogers School of Management, and teaches and supervises students in the Communication and Culture graduate program.