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The Digital Divide

PhD Winter's Class

Cassandra Harris

on 26 November 2009

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Transcript of The Digital Divide

The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI)
Chapter Three
Defined D
I igital pportunity ndex "of or relating to data in the form of numerical digits” “a good chance for advancement or progress" “a number (as a ratio) derived from a series of
observations and used as an indicator or measure” Source:Michael Minges WSIS PPT as cited from www.webster.com
•The whole population having easy access to ICTs at affordable prices;
•All homes equipped with ICT devices;
•All citizens having mobile ICT devices;
•and Everyone using broadband.
In an ideal world, digital opportunity would mean: The ITU states: "The DOI is a standard tool that governments, operators, development agencies, researchers and others can use to measure the digital divide and compare ICT performance within and across countries" (ITU). Okay Let's ! Putting the Pieces Together... Digital Opportunity Index Where in the DOI is the United States? Keep Looking.... Not yet... Here we Are! What is the DOI? 3.3 Digital Opportunity Around the World “The implications for the digital divide are clear: digital opportunity is becoming more sharply divided by region, not less” (p.40) Broadband Strategy Analytics: Global Household Broadband Penetration Rankings (2008) http://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx?mod=PressReleaseViewer&a0=4748 Found at: What about Hawaii? Online Source from LA Times:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/08/15-us-states-with-the-fastest-broadband-internet-speeds.html Broadband Rankings Based Penetration Broadband Rankings Based on Speed http://www.ondemandbeat.com/2008/05/05/us-ranks-15th-in-broadband-adoption/ Found: Broadband in the US Other Current Digital Trends From Fixed - to- Mobile
Internet Connection
From Dial-up-to-Broadband

Meeting Targets Thank You!
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