Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2013

Abstract

Having attained 98% coverage in rural areas in South Korea, the Information Network Village (INVIL) project began to focus not only on constructing broadband infrastructure but also on building online social networks. The current study examined the impact of public investment in information communication technology on online interaction and social capital in rural areas after broadband infrastructure was saturated. The findings indicate that public investment can play a key role in the sustainable development of rural areas by increasing community attachment and reducing migration intention.

Keywords

Digital divide, broadband saturation, information communication technology, public investment, social capital, community attachment

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Corporate Communication

Publication

International Journal of Communication

Volume

7

First Page

26

Last Page

47

ISSN

1932-8036

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Business Commons

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