Information and Communication Technologies for Regional Development in the Czech Republic – Broadband Connectivity in Rural Areas

The present paper introduces chosen results of an ICT development survey in the regions of the Czech Republic. The survey was primarily focused on broadband connectivity and its adoption by agricultural enterprises operating in rural areas. The survey was conducted in the context of both the EU strategy "Digital Agenda for Europe" and the national program document "National Policy in Electronic Communications - Digital Czech Republic". It stems from the enquiries that the situation is not – in spite of a certain improvement – satisfactory and the digital divide remains highly topical in rural areas of the Czech Republic. Broadband connectivity reaches practically 100% in urban areas and more than 85% in suburban areas whereas the rural areas show only about 75% availability. In many parts of the Czech Republic, a high quality Internet connection is quite questionable and sometimes even unavailable until present.


Issue Date:
Sep 30 2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
1804-1930 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/116385
Published in:
AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Volume 03, Number 3
Page range:
67-76
Total Pages:
10
JEL Codes:
GA; IN
Series Statement:
2011
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