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Local government broadband initiatives

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  • Gillett, Sharon E.
  • Lehr, William H.
  • Osorio, Carlos

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A growing number of communities across the United States are adopting policies to promote advanced telecommunication services, including broadband access. This paper offers a taxonomy for classifying these local government initiatives and provides preliminary empirical results for a sample of communities with municipal electric utilities1 that are in the forefront of efforts to deploy publicly owned communications infrastructure.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Telecommunications Policy.

Volume (Year): 28 ()
Issue (Month): 7-8 (August)
Pages: 537-558

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  1. Alberto Nucciarelli & Bert M. Sadowski & Paola O. Achard, 2010. "Emerging models of public-private interplay for European broadband access: Evidence from the Netherlands and Italy," Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS) working paper series 10-03, Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS), revised May 2010.
  2. Limbach, Felix & Wulf, Jochen & Zarnekow, Rüdiger & Düser, Michael, 2011. "A typology of cooperation strategies in the telecommunication industry: An exploratory analysis and theoretical foundations," 22nd European Regional ITS Conference, Budapest 2011: Innovative ICT Applications - Emerging Regulatory, Economic and Policy Issues 52177, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
  3. Kolko, Jed, 2006. "Why Should Governments Support Broadband Adoption?," MPRA Paper 3363, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Baranes, Edmond & Bourreau, Marc, 2005. "An Economist's Guide to Local Loop Unbundling," MPRA Paper 2510, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Claudio Agostini & Manuel Willington, 2010. "Radiografía de la Brecha Digital en Chile: ¿Se Justifica la Intervención del Estado?," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv245, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
  6. Grubesic, Tony H., 2006. "A spatial taxonomy of broadband regions in the United States," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 18(4), pages 423-448, November.
  7. Garcia-Murillo, Martha & Velez-Ospina, Jorge Andres & Vargas-Leon, Patricia, 2012. "Where should governments invest? The impact of economic, political, social and technological factors on the formation of new firms," 23rd European Regional ITS Conference, Vienna 2012 60400, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).

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