The Democratization of Internet Access Through Mobile Adoption in Latin America

Authored by: Judith Mariscal , Lucía Gamboa , César Rentería Marín

The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415809474
eBook ISBN: 9780203434833
Adobe ISBN: 9781135949181


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During the last few years, governments around the world have embarked on the implementation of ambitious broadband programs that seek to accelerate the deployment of new generation networks in their countries. These programs, or national broadband plans, are being led by the belief that broadband contributes to economic growth and social inclusion. Although, the diffusion of broadband technologies is a fairly recent phenomena, there is a growing body of literature that support this belief through empirical data that shows broadband adoption increases productivity, 1 job creation, 2 and gross domestic product (GDP). 3

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