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Public private partnerships as a tool for stimulating investments in broadband

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  • Falch, Morten
  • Henten, Anders

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The paper is concerned with PPP in the telecommunications area and more specifically with the combination of public and private investments in upgrading broadband infrastructures. Following the liberalization of the telecommunications area, investments were primarily left to the private sector - though public investments have continued to take place in specific areas such as research and education networks and rural and otherwise underserved areas. Lately, however, governments have upgraded their public investment plans in broadband infrastructures. The question is whether we are witnessing a simple quantitative change or whether this quantitative change includes a qualitative evolvement in the view on the role of the public sector in expanding broadband infrastructures. At the present time, the most likely answer is that increasing public investments in broadband infrastructures signal a combination of concerns raised by the economic crisis and the growing awareness of the social and economic importance of efficient broadband infrastructures.

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  • Falch, Morten & Henten, Anders, 2010. "Public private partnerships as a tool for stimulating investments in broadband," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(9), pages 496-504, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:34:y:2010:i:9:p:496-504
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