The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows How Vital the Broadband Internet Infrastructure Is

Network Industries Quarterly Turkey, 1(2), 14-17 (2020)

4 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2020

Date Written: December 2020

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for broadband internet, mostly because of remote working and online education. In Turkey, the number of fixed broadband subscribers has increased by more than half a million, and data usage increased dramatically during the first wave of the pandemic. Such increasing intensity of data usage, with additional subscribers, calls for a rethink of Turkey’s internet infrastructure. By considering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this article discusses the Turkish broadband market’s main issues.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, broadband internet, Turkey

JEL Classification: L86, K20, L40

Suggested Citation

Köksal, Emin, The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows How Vital the Broadband Internet Infrastructure Is (December 2020). Network Industries Quarterly Turkey, 1(2), 14-17 (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3755169

Emin Köksal (Contact Author)

Bahcesehir University ( email )

Ciragan Cd. No:4
Besiktas
Istanbul, 34353
Turkey
2123810000 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://eminkoksal.com

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