Alternative Approaches to Broadband Policy: Lessons on Deregulation from Denmark
62 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2018
Date Written: 03/22/2017
The diversity of regulatory structure between countries provides opportunities to compare governments 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.
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