Explaining International Broadband Leadership
108 Pages Posted: 4 May 2008
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
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