The provision of public internet access points by community centres

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Author(s)Talbot H
Publication type Report
Series TitleDiscussion Paper Series
Legacy DateMarch 2006
Report Number8
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This paper explores the relationships between state and community with respect to public internet access points (PIAPs) in community centres in the UK. Such provision in community centres or village halls is particularly apposite to rural areas where few other local public facilities exist. The main argument is that while there is a government policy and associated initiatives, community centres are appropriating the support government provides for internet access into their own organisations, and acting independently to shape the provision of ICTs at the local level.
InstitutionCentre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University
Place PublishedNewcastle upon Tyne
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