Internet Center (Warnet) Diffusion in Rural Villages to Sustain Economic Development or Part of Global Big Data Trend?

by Rudi Rusdiah
( Sustainable Development Study Faculty of Economy Universitas Trisakti and APWKomitel (Association of Community Internet Center) )

Date Published: 02 Dec 2013
Published In: Information Systems International Conference (ISICO)
Volume: 2013
Publisher: Departemen Sistem Informasi, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Language: id-ID

Keywords: Warnet Desa (Wardes),Rural Internet Center,Sustainable Development,Rural ICT Development,Big Data


Internet evolved very fast, while developing and emerging economies still struggle with diffusion of Internet access in the rural villages and remote districts following World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) declaration and commitment for 2015 target year, asymmetrically, on the other side, developed countries have already harnessing the power of Big Data and Cloud Computing. Will these trend caused development in these two different world converged post 2015 by the popularity of Social Networking and Over The Top (OTT) applications? Since these trends were based on the Metcalfe theory of Network Value raised by the square number of Network size, will it have any impact on diffusion in rural villages globally, especially in developing economies? Focus was on the challenges and difficulties of diffusion of Community Internet Center in Villages (Wardes) projects that only reached rural districts level for case studies in several provinces in Indonesia despite the impact of Big Data and Cloud Computing. Secondary data and References supported the theories explain whether development in Rural villages in Developing countries is feasible or even sustainable?

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