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The deployment and penetration of high-speed fiber networks and services: Why are EU member states lagging behind?

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  • Briglauer, Wolfgang
  • Gugler, Klaus

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One of the most controversial regulatory issues in Europe (and elsewhere) is whether the emerging next-generation access (NGA) infrastructure should be subjected to cost-based access regulation or whether at least a temporary removal of ex ante obligations (“regulatory holidays”) should be granted. Likewise, the role of NGA-specific state aid policies is increasingly capturing the attention of policy makers and the academic literature.

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  • Briglauer, Wolfgang & Gugler, Klaus, 2013. "The deployment and penetration of high-speed fiber networks and services: Why are EU member states lagging behind?," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(10), pages 819-835.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:37:y:2013:i:10:p:819-835
    DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2013.05.003
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