Local Government Broadband Initiatives

Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 537-558, August 2004

Posted: 30 Jul 2007  

Sharon E. Gillett

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

William Lehr

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

Carlos A. Osorio

Deusto Business School; Universidad Adolfo Ibanez - Business School

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Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Gillett, Sharon E. and Lehr, William and Osorio, Carlos A., Local Government Broadband Initiatives. Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 537-558, August 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1003550

Sharon Eisner Gillett (Contact Author)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

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William Lehr

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) ( email )

Stata Center
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United States

Carlos Alberto Osorio-Urzua

Deusto Business School ( email )

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Spain

Universidad Adolfo Ibanez - Business School ( email )

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Santiago, Region Metropolitana
Chile
(562) 3311375 (Phone)

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