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Exploring the Development of Broadband Internet in the Kingdom of Bahrain: A Case Study

WithMOHAMED BAQER

The Internet and information and communication technology, or ICT, are shown to be an imperative force behind contemporary socioeconomic development (Firth & Mellor, 2005). The Internet has become the global medium for communication between nations. Broadband Internet is a general term that encompasses high-speed communication technologies of data rates exceeding 256Kbps, which facilitates the transfer of high-resolution multimedia and bandwidth-demanding online applications (Papacharissi & Zaks, 2006).