Explaining International Broadband Leadership

108 Pages Posted: 4 May 2008

See all articles by Robert D. Atkinson

Robert D. Atkinson

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Daniel K. Correa

Yale Law School

Julie A. Hedlund

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 2008


A report examining broadband promotion policies in 9 nations finds that while we should not look to other nations for silver bullets or assume that practices in one nation will automatically work in another, U.S. policymakers can and should learn from broadband best practices in other nations. Emulating the right policies here will enable the U.S. to increase our broadband performance faster than in the absence of proactive policies. Based on the findings from other nations, the report proposes 11 policy recommendations to spur both deployment of more ubiquitous and faster networks and adoption of broadband by consumers.

This report contains updated international broadband rankings for 2008.

Keywords: broadband, telecom, internet

JEL Classification: L96, O4, O5, P1

Suggested Citation

Atkinson, Robert D. and Correa, Daniel K. and Hedlund, Julie A., Explaining International Broadband Leadership (May 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1128203 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1128203

Robert D. Atkinson (Contact Author)

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ( email )

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Daniel K. Correa

Yale Law School ( email )

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New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States

Julie A. Hedlund

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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