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10 December 2012

368 Pages | 57 bw line

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199812950

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Digital Cities

The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity

Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert, and William W. Franko

Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

  • Urban digital needs and insufficiencies have so far been largely neglected by federal policy and academic research, despite the millions who remain offline in cities
  • Uses new, original data on broadband access in Chicago neighborhoods to provide a unique view of technology use and barriers in low-income communities
  • Understanding cities' geographies of technology inequality is important for policymakers and community organizations - for guidance on how to target programs, and for the design of programs that respond to differences in patterns of technology use

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