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Public/private partnerships for broadband buildout

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  • Carol C. McDonough
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    Public-private partnerships for the development of broadband infrastructure have been proposed as a method of increasing buildout, while addressing such issues as the digital divide and network externalities. This paper begins with a summary of the history of public/private interplay in the telecommunications industry. The defining parameters of a public/private partnership are then identified and discussed. These parameters include ownership vs. control, the role of government regulators, foreign participation, laws and legal precedents, the maturity of the existing network, and risk perception. The paper concludes with recommendations on the formation of public/private partnerships for broadband buildout.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Management and Network Economics.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 299-307

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:ijmnec:v:1:y:2009:i:3:p:299-307

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    Keywords: network economics; public-private partnerships; PPP; broadband buildout; telecommunications infrastructure; telecommunications industry; telecommunications history; risk perception; legal precedents; government regulation; foreign investment; broadband infrastructure; digital divide; network externalities.;

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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.

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