The Techonomic Divide

The Techonomic Divide

Alex Pettit (City of Denton, Texas, USA) and Anthony Caranna (City of Denton, Texas, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-177-3.ch021
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Abstract

Much has been written on the digital divide, whereby less af?uent citizens are (or will be) left out of the “next wave” of progress due to the ?nancial costs prohibiting their participation in the broadband society being formed. Little has been written about the transformation of the electronic payment receipt process, and how participation in e-payment requires a credit card or MasterCard/Visa debit card to complete online transactions. This has the effect of excluding the cash and check-based society from participation, and directly impacts not only the digital divide but also the ROI of these e-payment solutions to the government entity providing them. The City of Denton has worked

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