When one considers broadband, the Internet immediately springs to mind. However, broadband is impacting society in many ways. For instance, broadband networks can be used to deliver healthcare or community related services to individuals who don't have computers, have distance as an issue to contend with, or don't use the internet. Broadband can support better management of scarce energy resources with the advent of smart grids, enables improved teleworking capacity and opens up a world of new entertainment possibilities. Yet scholarly examinations of broadband technology have so far examined adoption, usage, or diffusion but missed exploring the capacity of broadband networks to enable new applications, the management aspects of funding and developing broadband-enabled services, or the policy environment in which such networks are developed. This book explores a wide range of issues associated with the deployment and use of broadband including its impacts on individuals, organizations, and society, and offers a generalist understanding of the technical aspects of broadband.

Management of Broadband Technology and Innovation offers insights on broadband from the perspectives of Information Systems, Management, Strategy, and Communications Policy scholars, drawing on research from these disciplines to inform diverse aspects of broadband deployment, policy, and use. Issues associated with a subject technical in nature, but now researched in many ways, are emphasised. This book explains various softer aspects of broadband deployment and use, focusing on the benefits of broadband rather than on details of the technology.

chapter 1|22 pages


ByJyoti Choudrie, Catherine Middleton

part I|56 pages

Basics of Broadband

chapter 2|18 pages

Patchwork Network

Spectrum Politics, the Digital Home and Installation of the Australian National Broadband Network
ByMichael Arnold, Thomas Apperley, Bjorn Nansen, Rowan Wilken, Martin Gibbs

chapter 3|19 pages

Exploring the Development of Broadband Internet in the Kingdom of Bahrain

A Case Study
ByMohamed Baqer

chapter 4|17 pages

Lessons Learnt from South Korea's LTE Broadband Development

A Descriptive Case Study
ByJyoti Choudrie

part II|63 pages

Broadband Access and Adoption

chapter 5|23 pages

The Australian National Broadband Network

Perceptions of Regional Business Managers
ByAileen Cater-Steel, Wui-Gee Tan, Peter McLeod, Michael Thompson

chapter 6|18 pages

Evidence on Bridging the Divide

Public Plans' Impact on Reducing the Digital Divide in Rural Areas
ByJosé María Castellano García

chapter 7|20 pages

Digital Inclusion and Connectivity of Minority Communities

The Case of Communities of Disabled People
ByPanayiota Tsatsou, Gary Higgs, Ian Stafford, Richard Fry, Robert Berry

part III|79 pages

Uses of Broadband

chapter 8|19 pages

Using Broadband to Support Youth Mental Health

ByReeva Lederman, Greg Wadley, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

chapter 10|19 pages

The National Broadband Network in Australia and the Ultra-Fast Broadband Network in New Zealand

Analysing the Political and Technical Aspects
ByFernando Beltrán

chapter 11|21 pages

The Power of Metaphor for Understanding and Experiencing Broadband

An Investigation of Policy Planner Discussions of the Alberta SuperNet
ByAmanda Williams

part IV|94 pages

Broadband Policy and Strategies for Network Deployment

chapter 13|24 pages

Exploring the Relevance and Potential of Mobile Banking for Australian Rural Areas

ByAkshat Khatri, Sherah Kurnia

chapter 14|28 pages

Broadband Utilization in the Indian States

Socioeconomic Correlates and Geographic Aspects
ByJames B. Pick, Tetsushi Nishida, Avijit Sarkar