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An Economist's Guide to Local Loop Unbundling

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  • Baranes, Edmond
  • Bourreau, Marc

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This guide provides a critical review of the economics literature on the desirability and the effects of unbundling the local loop. Firstly, we discuss recent contributions, which aim to quantify the effect of unbundling regulations on the development of broadband services. Secondly, we review the literature on the potential impact of unbundling on investment and innovation incentives. Finally, we conclude this paper by offering some suggestions for further research.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 2440.

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Keywords: Unbundling; broadband diffusion; investment and innovation;

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  1. Pio Baake & Brigitte Preißl (Eds.). Johannes M. Bauer & Per Björstedt & Elena Gallo & Anders Henten & Sven Lindmark & Martijn Poel & Enzo Pontarollo & Knud Erik Skouby & Jason Whalley, 2006. "Local Loop Unbundling and Bitstream Access: Regulatory Practice in Europe and the U.S," DIW Berlin: Politikberatung kompakt, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, volume 20, number pbk20, March.
  2. Eli M. NOAM, 2011. "Beyond Net Neutrality: End-User Sovereignty," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(84), pages 153-173, 4th quart.

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