Structurally Independent Broadband Infrastructure Can Solve Perceived FTTH Coverage Issues

33 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2016 Last revised: 24 Jun 2016

Date Written: June 13, 2016

Abstract

In this paper we demonstrate that a wholesale only fiber infrastructure can enable close to 100% FTTH broadband coverage in a given country without public subsidies.

Keywords: broadband, infrastructure, rural broadband, coverage, wholesale, structural separation, market structure, telecoms, fiber, FTTH, policy, regulation, asset based

JEL Classification: L96, K23

Suggested Citation

Felten, Benoît and Langer, Thomas, Structurally Independent Broadband Infrastructure Can Solve Perceived FTTH Coverage Issues (June 13, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2794850 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2794850

Benoît Felten (Contact Author)

Diffraction Analysis ( email )

37 rue Victorien Sardou
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France

Thomas Langer

Langer Consulting ( email )

Germany

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