Alternative Approaches to Broadband Policy: Lessons on Deregulation from Denmark

62 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2018

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Roslyn Layton

Aalborg University, Center for Communication, Media and Information Studies

Date Written: 03/22/2017

Abstract

The diversity of regulatory structure between countries provides opportunities to compare government’s role and performance in different settings. This study presents such an analysis, looking at telecommunications regulation in Denmark and the United States. We show that Denmark is a leader in telecom services both in Europe and around globe; however, whereas the United States has the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Denmark lacks such a centralized, proscriptive, omnipresent regulator. We find several specific ways in which US policymakers could benefit by learning from Denmark and we recommend moving toward a more politically cooperative, market-led, and technology-neutral framework.

Suggested Citation

Layton, Roslyn, Alternative Approaches to Broadband Policy: Lessons on Deregulation from Denmark (03/22/2017). MERCATUS WORKING PAPER. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3191487 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3191487

Roslyn Layton (Contact Author)

Aalborg University, Center for Communication, Media and Information Studies ( email )

A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
Frederikskaj Bldg., 3rd Floor
Copenhagen, 2450
Denmark
+45 9940 3641 (Phone)

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