Local Government Broadband Initiatives
Sharon E. Gillett
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Carlos A. Osorio
Universidad Adolfo Ibanez - Business School
Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 537-558, August 2004
A growing number of communities across the United States are adopting policies to promote advanced telecommunication services, including broadband access. This paper offers a taxonomy for classifying these local government initiatives and provides preliminary empirical results for a sample of communities with municipal electric utilities that are in the forefront of efforts to deploy publicly owned communications infrastructure.
Keywords: broadband, local govenment, telecommunications, electric utilities
JEL Classification: H42, H79, L33, L94, L96, L98
Date posted: July 30, 2007
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