This paper describes the presence of the internet in Jamaica. It attempts to outline and understand the way that the internet has (and has not) taken shape throughout the country, with particular attention to the role of the government, corporations as well as NGOs have structured the possibilities for the internet and how, in turn, Jamaicans have responded to the availability of internet and computer resources in schools, free and NGO sponsored sites as well as public cybercafes. These findings are intended to provide the backdrop for the more focused concern with the lack of demand and its implications for policy that are outlined in the second working paper in this series.
Working Paper 5, Information Society Research Group (ISRG), UK, 12 pp.
The Jamaican Internet: Supply, Demand and Education. Information Society Research Group Working Paper 5