Cyber Communities in Rural Asia : A Study of Seven Asian Countries (2006)

Cyber Communities in Rural Asia : A Study of Seven Asian Countries (2006)
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Edited by: Kavita Karan
ISBN: 981-210-324-4
Year: 2004
Pages: 300
Price: US$ 29.00
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Through an exploratory study, this book focuses on the extent to which the Internet is fast penetrating the semi-urban and rural areas of Asia and the ways in which rural communities are accessing and using the Internet. It examines the infrastructure, use, and impact of the Internet at the grassroots level in seven representative South Asian and Southeast Asian countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. These countries are at various stages of development in their attempts to build epistemic societies, bridge the digital divide, and improve access to services delivered through the Internet for their citizens leading to the gradual development of the cyber communities.