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The growth of broadband internet connections in South Korea : Contributing Factors

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  • The growth of broadband internet connections in South Korea
  • Yun, Kyounglim; Lee, Heejin; Lim, So-Hye
  • Stanford University


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Title The growth of broadband internet connections in South Korea
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Contributing Factors

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Yun, Kyounglim; Lee, Heejin; Lim, So-Hye

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[Stanford]:Stanford University

Date 2002-09
Pages 32
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Industry and Technology < Science/Technology
Holding Stanford University

Abstract

In recent years, Korea has seen a remarkable diffusion in broadband Internet connections. This paper explores the actions and factors contributing to this diffusion from three viewpoints: public sector, private sector, and social. We suggest that the matching of demand and supply is the most important factor in the fast diffusion of broadband in Korea. In particular, fierce infrastructure competition has led to quality services at a low fixed price. We also consider two challenges that lie ahead: take-up of retail e-commerce applications, and the need to bridge the digital divide.