Philip N. Howard and Nimah Mazaheri. “Telecommunications Reform, Internet Use and Mobile Phone Adoption in the Developing World.” World Development 37, no. 7 (2009): 1159-69. How do telecommunications policies influence technology adoption? Has regulatory reform helped mitigate or exacerbate the digital divide? We examine the effects of four policy reform strategies on [...]
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Philip N. Howard, and Stephanie Smith. “Channeling Diversity in the Public Spectrum: Who Qualifies to Bid for Which FCC Licenses?” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 84, no. 2 (2007): 215-30. Over the last decade, the FCC has licensed the use of the public spectrum with an online auction system. Has this auction system, [...]
Howard, Philip N., and Adrienne Massanari. “Learning to Search and Searching to Learn: Income, Education and Experience Online.” Journal of Computer Mediated Communication 12, no. 3, (2007). Using data from the Pew Internet and American Life Project surveys, this article explores changing trends in reported sophistication and satisfaction with search [...]
Philip N. Howard, “Testing the Leap-Frog Hypothesis: Assessing the Impact of Extant Infrastructure and Telecommunication Policy on the Global Digital Divide.” Information, Communication & Society 10, no. 2 (2007): 133-57. This paper tests the ‘leap-frog’ hypothesis by modeling the impact of existing telecommunications infrastructure, controlling for economic, political and demographic [...]