A Guide to Developing a Rural Digital Hub

Price, Liz, Deville, Jane and Ashmore, Fiona (2022) A Guide to Developing a Rural Digital Hub. Local Economy . ISSN 0269-0942

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This paper outlines the development of a Rural Digital Hub Guide. Digital hubs comprise one of a
range of solutions that policymakers can implement in rural regions to promote digital engagement
among communities and businesses. The guide was developed as part of an Interreg VB North Sea
Europe Programme which focussed on testing innovative solutions to the Urban-rural digital divide
by improving digital skills, services and infrastructure. This paper explains how the Rural Digital Hub
Guide was researched and developed, the creation of a typology of digital hubs and the key steps
that policymakers need to consider when establishing a digital hub in their region.

Keywords:Rural economy, digital hub, rural broadband, Rural development, urban-rural digital divide
Subjects:L Social studies > L721 Economic Geography
L Social studies > L391 Sociology of Science and Technology
L Social studies > L231 Public Administration
L Social studies > L113 Economic Policy
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:03 Mar 2022 11:50

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