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  • Broadband Infrastructure Deployment: The Role of Government Assistance
Author
  • Atsushi Umino
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • The potential economic importance of electronic commerce, and the role of broadband in supporting e-commerce, has increasingly led governments to place emphasis on facilitating access to broadband networks. To a large extent the emphasis has been on a range of policies aimed at supporting development and diffusion of high speed network capability in the local loop. Although broadband infrastructure deployment is in the process of development and the extent to which it will cover entire populations or geographic areas is still not clear, governments appear to want to accelerate the infrastructure investment. There is a wide range of government initiatives structured in different ways and their underlying justifications are often quite different. In this context, the main concern of this paper is to examine whether these initiatives are efficient in spurring broadband deployment and to what extent governments should be involved. The paper argues that government policies should ... Déploiement de l’infrastructure à large bande : Le rôle de l’aide publique Compte tenu du vaste potentiel économique du commerce électronique et du rôle que la large bande joue dans son développement, les pouvoirs publics s’attachent davantage à faciliter l’accès aux réseaux à large bande. L’accent est mis dans une large mesure sur le développement et la diffusion d’infrastructures haut débit dans la boucle locale. Bien que son déploiement soit toujours en cours et que l’on ignore encore dans quelle mesure elle couvrira l’ensemble de la population ou des zones géographiques, les pouvoirs publics semblent désireux d’accélérer les investissements dans l’infrastructure. Les initiatives des pouvoirs publics sont très variées, diversement structurées, et leurs justifications sont souvent très différentes. Dans ce contexte, le présent document cherche avant tout à définir si ces initiatives parviennent réellement à accélérer le déploiement de la large bande et dans quelle mesure le gouvernement devrait intervenir. Ce document avance également l’idée que les ...
  • RePEc:oec:stiaaa:2002/​15-en
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