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The provision of public internet access points by community centres

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Hilary Talbot



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.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Talbot H

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Discussion Paper Series

Year: 2006

Pages: 19

Print publication date: 01/03/2006

Source Publication Date: March 2006

Report Number: 8

Institution: Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne