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Gonzalez et al

IGU Urban Commission, Canterbury, 2010

Rubén Camilo Lois González
Francisco José Armas Quintá
José Carlos Macía Arce

Research Group Territorial Analysis (ANTE), University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Consumption of advanced Internet services in urban areas: a case study of Madrid

With Internet, the classic concept of physical territory and distance has been replaced by the instantaneous transmission of information. In this context, ICT has led global cities to concentrate a large percentage of the wealth and power
Enterprises find in this new Net a new way to promote their products.

The City of Madrid has consolidated itself as a major European urban reference. The use of these advanced Internet services by citizens and business is not equally distributed throughout the urban spaces. Contrasts between central cities and their immediate periphery

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