Investment in Broadband Infrastructure Under Local Deregulation: Evidence from the U.K. Broadband Market
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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- Mattia Nardotto & Tommaso Valletti & Frank Verboven, 2014.
"Unbundling the Incumbent: Evidence from UK broadband,"
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331, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 03 Oct 2014.
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