The Technological Basis of Networking

The Technological Basis of Networking

Sylvie Albert (Laurentian University, Canada), Don Flournoy (Ohio University, USA) and Rolland LeBrasseur (Laurentian University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 33
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-771-3.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter pursues the following themes: • The extent to which telecommunications technology can serve as a platform for economic and social change; • The role that broadband communication can play in community collaboration and networking; • The specific technologies (networks and terminal devices) and their relative advantages and limitations; • The community applications that offer greater user access and user control; • The adverse and dysfunctional effects that can accompany technological change; • Some ideas about measuring and evaluating outcomes.

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