The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 9
Page No. 1532 - 1540

Bridging Digital Divide in South Sumatera Province

Authors : Mery Yanti and Alamsyah

Abstract: According to decentralization policy, information and communication is one of regional government obligation. Based on empirical research this study want to analyze how does regional government in South Sumatera Province play its roles, especially to bridging digital divide in their area. Research was focused on five variables, that is: money, policy and program, human resources and regulation. We conclude that regional government does not have commitment and specific program to solving digital divide. Not all government has been created government agency to manage information and communication affairs. If they have it, it is focused on development of e-Government. Local governments tend to collaborate with central government and private corporation (telecommunication service provider) to give internet access for their people.

How to cite this article:

Mery Yanti and Alamsyah , 2017. Bridging Digital Divide in South Sumatera Province. The Social Sciences, 12: 1532-1540.

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