A survey on the adoption and usage of broadband internet

Roya Gholami, John Lim, Sang-Yong T. Lee

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In spite of the increasing significance of broadband Internet, there are not many research papers explicitly addressing issues pertaining to its adoption and postadoption. Previous research on broadband has mainly focused on the supply side aspect at the national level, ignoring the importance of the demand side which may involve looking more deeply into the use, as well as factors impacting organizational and individual uptake. In an attempt to fill this gap, the current study empirically verifies an integrated theoretical model comprising the theory of planned behavior and the IS continuance model to examine factors influencing broadband Internet adoption and postadoption behavior of some 1,500 organizations in Singapore. Overall, strong support for the integrated model has been manifested by our results, providing insight into influential factors. At the adoption stage, perceived behavioral control has the greatest impact on behavioral intention. Our findings also suggest that, as compared to attitude, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control more significantly affect the broadband Internet adoption decision. At the postadoption stage, intention is no longer the only determinant of broadband Internet continuance; rather, initial usage was found to significantly affect broadband Internet continuance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on global diffusion of broadband data transmission
EditorsYogesh K. Dwivedi, Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou, Jyoti Choudrie
Place of PublicationLondon (UK)
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5990-4852-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-5990-4851-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2007


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