(4) Construction of information infrastructure
Construction of an information infrastructure is an important issue from the perspective of minimizing differences in information communications, and the system itself should be promoted in order to achieve better quality and quantity of information depending on the infrastructure.
1) Establishment of various information routes
Wire, radio and satellite communications networks should be developed for the information infrastructure that supports the highly information-intensive society.
2) Wide-area development
The infrastructure should be developed for a wide area because the range of people's activities is very broad and the information network can minimize the difficulties of communication over long distances.
From an economical perspective, several municipalities should cooperate in using the server and information system.
Mutual connection of information infrastructures should be developed between media companies and local governments.
3) Information bases in local areas
Information bases such as facilities for transmitting and receiving information make an important contribution to ensuring the smooth supply of information services. They also contribute to the development of new industries.
When building such bases, it is important to obtain the cooperation of industry government and educational institutions, and it is also important to promote networking between the bases and various public facilities to enable citizens to enjoy the benefits.
Efforts should be made to use existing public facilities as information bases by establishing so-called information kiosks in well-used public facilities such as community centres and libraries.
4) Role of public sector
While only a small return can be expected in the case of investment in information infrastructures in remote areas, regional differences may widen if private communications companies make less investment in rural areas.
Local governments should provide enough money to promote communications technology in remote areas.