Digital Gap in Iranian Rural Areas (Case Study at Sistan and Baluchestan-Iran)

Noor Mohammad Yaghoobi, Habibollah Salarzehi, Hamed Aramesh, Roya Shakeri


In this paper we have tried to evaluate four levels of accessibility (motivational level, physical level, professional
level, and applied level) related to digital gap in rural areas at Sistan and Baluchestan in Iran. First of all we
expressed the concept of digital gap and its measurement yardsticks, and then we have introduced a model for
continuous accessibility in digital gap and we explained all four levels in details. After that we came up with
research model hypothesizes and the results of the statistical hypothesizes. Our findings show that rural areas in
Sistan and Baluchestan in term of motivational level are in good and suitable situation but in term of other levels
they don’t have a suitable situation.

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