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Investment in broadband infrastructure under local deregulation: Evidence from the UK broadband market

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  • Fabritz, Nadine
  • Falck, Oliver

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This paper investigates telecommunication operator investment in broadband infrastructure after local deregulation of the wholesale broadband access market. Using a panel dataset covering all 5,598 exchange areas in the United Kingdom, we exploit regional differences in deregulation following a 2008 reform. Controlling for initial conditions, first-difference estimates show that local deregulation increases local investment in infrastructure by both the incumbent and competitors. --

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Paper provided by International Telecommunications Society (ITS) in its series 24th European Regional ITS Conference, Florence 2013 with number 88513.

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Handle: RePEc:zbw:itse13:88513

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Keywords: Telecommunication; Regulation; Infrastructure Investment; Wholesale Broadband Access; United Kingdom;

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  1. Nardotto, Mattia & Valletti, Tommaso & Verboven, Frank, 2012. "Unbundling the incumbent: Evidence from UK broadband," CEPR Discussion Papers 9194, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Bourreau, Marc & Dogan, Pinar, 2004. "Service-based vs. facility-based competition in local access networks," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 287-306, June.
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  1. Ingo Vogelsang, 2013. "The Endgame of Telecommunications Policy? A Survey," Review of Economics, Lucius & Lucius, vol. 64(3), pages 193-269.
  2. Fabritz, Nadine & Falck, Oliver, 2013. "Local deregulation of the wholesale broadband access market," Munich Reprints in Economics 20520, University of Munich, Department of Economics.

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