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Analysis of Internet Diffusion in Italy by means of domain names among firms, associations and individuals

This paper analyzes Internet diffusion among a number of organizations and individuals, based on daily observation of second-level domain names registrations under the “.it” ccTLD. In particular, we analyzed domain names registered by associations, firms and individuals. The penetration rate, calculated according to the population, was computed for various widely separated geographic levels (provinces and regions). Results show that a “digital divide” exists in terms of geographical distribution (i.e., in macro-areas – Northern, Central, and Southern Italy - at a regional level and at a provincial level) and that such geographical distribution is more concentrated compared to Italian population and total income, suggesting a diffusive effect


Authors: M. Martinelli, M.Serrecchia, I. Serrecchia,
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Type: TR Technical reports
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems
IIT TR-18/2005

File: 2005-TR-18-2.pdf

Activity: Studio della diffusione di Internet e del Digital Divide in Italia