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

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  • Nucciarelli, Alberto
  • Sadowski, Bert M.
  • Achard, Paola O.

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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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  • Nucciarelli, Alberto & Sadowski, Bert M. & Achard, Paola O., 2010. "Emerging models of public-private interplay for European broadband access: Evidence from the Netherlands and Italy," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(9), pages 513-527, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:34:y:2010:i:9:p:513-527
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    1. Bert Sadowski & Mathijs Verheijen & Alberto Nucciarelli, 2010. "Strategic Options for Mobile Broadband Services: The Case of a Municipal WiMAX Network in The Netherlands," Chapters,in: Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures, chapter 7 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    3. Nucciarelli, Alberto & Castaldo, Angelo & Conte, Elisabetta & Sadowski, Bert, 2013. "Unlocking the potential of Italian broadband: Case studies and policy lessons," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, pages 955-969.
    4. Ruhle, Ernst-Olav & Brusic, Igor & Kittl, Jörg & Ehrler, Matthias, 2011. "Next Generation Access (NGA) supply side interventions—An international comparison," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, pages 794-803.
    5. 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.
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    8. Ragoobar, Tricia & Whalley, Jason & Harle, David, 2011. "Public and private intervention for next-generation access deployment: Possibilities for three European countries," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, pages 827-841.
    9. 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).
    10. 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.
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    14. Beltrán, Fernando, 2014. "Fibre-to-the-home, high-speed and national broadband plans: Tales from Down Under," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, pages 715-729.

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