Broadband connects consumers, businesses and governments and are now therefore a vital instrument in ensuring the competitiveness of OECD countries. This report examines broadband developments and policies, and highlights challenges such as connecting users to fibre-based networks or coverage of rural areas. It also outlines emerging issues that may need policy attention as we move to next-generation networks. The findings are also relevant to emerging and developing economies designing broadband strategies.
Table of contents:
Main Findings and Policy Suggestions: Monitoring the Recommendation of the OECD Council on Broadband Development Introduction Chapter 1. Broadband Infrastructure Chapter 2. Broadband Diffustion and Usage Chapter 3. the Framework Environment for Broadband Chapter 4. Broadband Policy Assessment and Evaluation Annex A. Recommendation of the OECD Council on Broadband Development Annex B. National Broadband Plans