Digital Divide in Sumatra Island, Indonesia

Dana Indra Sensuse, Aisha Adetia, Peny Rishartati, R. Nia Dwi, Muhammad Mishbah

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Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is very influential in various fields of life so that it is necessary for everyone to have the same access and ability to access ICT. Many work programs that have been planned and carried out by the Indonesian government include SDG and RPJPN. Digital divide measurements should be made so that the results can be used as input for government policy. This research continues the previous research on digital grouping divide in Indonesia. The previous study stated that the island of Sumatra is the island which has the most provinces included in the group of high-level digital divide which means it has difficulties in accessing ICT. This study aims to find out the digital divide classification on Sumatra Island. The method used is DIDIX with 3 indicators (mobile phone ownership, internet use and internet usage in home) and 4 sub-population (people with sex are women, people aged 50 years or older, people who are finished formal school education at age 15 or below, people included in the low-income group). The results of this study are 52% of districts / cities including high level digital divide, 45% of districts / cities including digital divide levels, and 3% of districts / cities including low level digital divide.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 4th International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728122076
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Event4th International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2019 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 23 Oct 201924 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 4th International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2019

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Informatics and Computing, ICIC 2019
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CitySemarang
Period23/10/1924/10/19

Keywords

  • DIDIX
  • digital divide
  • ICT
  • mobile phone
  • Sumatra

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