This page is directly accessible at www.oecd.org/sti/ict/broadband/growth
Broadband plays a critical role in the workings of the economy and society. It connects consumers, businesses, and governments and facilitates social interaction. Hence, broadband policies are now a vital instrument to ensure the competitiveness of OECD countries and to address pressing societal concerns.
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.
Main Findings and Policy Suggestions: Monitoring the Recommendation of the OECD Council on Broadband Development
Chapter 1. Broadband Infrastructure
Chapter 2. Broadband Diffusion 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
Readers can access the book choosing from the following options: