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Emerging models of public-private interplay for European broadband access: Evidence from the Netherlands and Italy

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  • Alberto Nucciarelli

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  • Bert M. Sadowski
  • Paola O. Achard

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The paper examines the role and function of public-private interplay in the development of municipal initiatives in the broadband sector. The analysis of initiatives in the Netherlands and Italy shows how the interaction between public and private stakeholders can facilitate local broadband initiatives. This interaction has been vital in aligning the interests of different private and (semi-)public parties, in designing the network and in aggregating sufficient demand for broadband services. The comparative analysis examines the steps involved in these initiatives and the strengths and weaknesses of joint public-private activities. The paper shows that the challenge for cooperating stakeholders has been to foster further investment in the upgrading of the network and in the provision of advanced broadband services.

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Paper provided by Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS) in its series Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS) working paper series with number 10-03.

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Date of creation: May 2010
Date of revision: May 2010
Handle: RePEc:dgr:tuecis:wpaper:1003

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Keywords: municipal broadband networks; public-private interplay; The Netherlands; Italy.;

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  1. Kenji E. KUSHIDA, 2013. "Public Private Interplay for Next Generation Access Networks: Lessons and Warnings from Japan’s Broadband Success," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(91), pages 13-34, 3rd quart.
  2. Fernando BELTRÁN, 2013. "Effectiveness and Efficiency in the Build-Up of High-Speed Broadband Platforms in Australia and New Zealand," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(91), pages 35-55, 3rd quart.
  3. Bert SADOWSKI & Bronwyn HOWELL & Alberto NUCCIARELLI, 2013. "Structural Separation and the Role of Public-Private Partnerships in New Zealand's UFB Initiative," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(91), pages 57-80, 3rd quart.
  4. Nucciarelli, Alberto & Sadowski, Bert M. & Ruhle, Ernst-Olav, 2012. "Should next generation access networks fall within the scope of universal service? A EU 27 perspective," 23rd European Regional ITS Conference, Vienna 2012 60393, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).

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