publication . Other literature type . Article . 2006

The challenges of redressing the digital divide: a tale of two US cities

Lynette Kvasny; Mark Keil;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Wiley
In this paper, we examine efforts undertaken by two cities - Atlanta and LaGrange, Georgia - to redress the digital divide. Atlanta's initiative has taken the form of community technology centres where citizens can come to get exposure to the internet, and learn something about computers and their applications. LaGrange has taken a very different approach, providing free internet access to the home via a digital cable set-top box. Using theoretical constructs from Bour- dieu, we analysed how the target populations and service providers reacted to the two initiatives, how these reactions served to reproduce the digital divide, and the lessons for future digital d...
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