Broadband: Europe Needs More than Dsl
E-conomics, No. 54, August 30, 2005
8 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2005
Efficient broadband technologies such as DSL, fibre, cable modem, powerline communications, UMTS, WLAN or WiMax are powerful locational factors for an economy. Europe in particular should promote broadband communication further to tap into its growth potential. But given the prevailing ownership structures in fixed wire business, the promotion of broadband must not concentrate exclusively on DSL. Rather, its impact should be technology-neutral.
Keywords: Communications, technology, broadband, DSL, cable modem, FTTH, regulation authority, liberalisation, deregulation, convergence
JEL Classification: K2, L96, O14, O33
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