Internet Access in Rural Areas: Brake or Stimulus as Post-Covid-19 Opportunity?
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Internet Access in Rural Areas: Brake or Stimulus as Post-Covid-19 Opportunity?

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Internet Access in Rural Areas: Brake or Stimulus as Post-Covid-19 Opportunity?

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dc.contributor.author Ruiz-Martinez, Irune
dc.contributor.author Esparcia Pérez, Javier
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-25T16:40:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-25T16:40:45Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/76492
dc.description.abstract The lack of internet access in most rural areas has become a challenge worldwide. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted trends such as teleworking and e-commerce, meaning an opportunity for the local economy of these areas, but with serious difficulties in carrying it out. This paper aims to detect this lack of internet in inland areas of the region of Valencia through local actors, in order to identify clear priorities and real needs through an explorative and replicable approach based on agglomerative hierarchical clustering (AHC). The main findings suggest that there are different patterns in the rural internet access related to adequate infrastructure and planned actions by local councils. In this way, a multitude of contextual elements have emerged that influence the importance of efficient access to the internet in rural areas. It is essential to know the real needs and demands of the population before implementing plans and programs that may not be relevant for the actors involved in territorial development.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, num. 22
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Ruiz Martínez, Irune Esparcia Pérez, Javier 2020 Internet Access in Rural Areas: Brake or Stimulus as Post-Covid-19 Opportunity? Sustainability 12 22
dc.subject Desenvolupament rural
dc.subject Internet
dc.subject Població rural
dc.subject Medi rural
dc.subject Geografia rural
dc.title Internet Access in Rural Areas: Brake or Stimulus as Post-Covid-19 Opportunity?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2020-11-25T16:40:45Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229619
dc.identifier.idgrec 141458

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