Faculty Research at Morehead State University


Randall McCoy

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Broadband commonly refers to high-speed internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access. Most urban areas in the United States have broadband and cellular internet services abundantly provided, but adequate broadband in rural areas of the country still do not have enough internet service needed to perform and compete in modern markets. In the 21st Century, the Internet is necessary to complete necessary tasks in communications for education, businesses, health care, and farming communities. This case provides a conversation for a Computer Information Systems undergraduate course, or an introduction to Management Information Systems course, in which this topic is part of the curriculum. The case could be used in other courses to discuss the impact of legislation on business, public/private collaborations, and ethics. It has application for various economics classes or courses bearing on the Internet and connectivity. The case was written to generate discussion and to help students contend with the trade-offs of social and economic realities of business and governmental policies. The emphasis of the case is to provide an opportunity for students to learn about the topics and become knowledgeable about the problems that are presented.



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