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Factors of broadband development and the design of a strategic policy framework

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  • Trkman, Peter
  • Jerman Blazic, Borka
  • Turk, Tomaz

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The paper analyses the household use of broadband technology and services in EU countries in an attempt to find the main reasons which explain the differences seen among countries. With the use of factor analysis, the underlying factors are identified as: (1) enablers and means; (2) the use of services; and (3) the ICT sector's development. Based on these findings, a two-dimensional framework that enables the classification of policy actions depending on the influencing factor and type of influence is developed. The framework can be used to analyse what is the appropriate set of policies at the national and regional governmental levels leading towards the better diffusion of new broadband (BB) technologies and services.

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  • Trkman, Peter & Jerman Blazic, Borka & Turk, Tomaz, 2008. "Factors of broadband development and the design of a strategic policy framework," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 101-115, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:32:y:2008:i:2:p:101-115
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