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The development of broadband access to the Internet is gaining increasing prominence. This is occurring in fields that go well beyond communications policy.
Investment in information technologies has by no means been confined to the United States and yet, average European or Japanese growth experience has been quite different.
This paper presents international comparisons of the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to output and productivity growth during the 1990s.
This paper examines the roles of the ICT-producing sector and of key ICT-using industries in overall productivity growth in OECD countries.
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Since the introduction of competition in the telecommunication sector, there have been significant changes in the structure of the telecommunications market.
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In early 1999, the OECD launched an internationally comparable study of the diffusion and economic and competitive impacts of business-to-business electronic commerce over the Internet.
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The term "digital divide" refers to the gap between individuals, households, businesses and geographic areas at different socio-economic levels with regard to their opportunities to access information and communication technologies (ICTs).
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The new global information infrastructure will prove effective only if it can guarantee high-speed transmission throughout the network of all kinds of data -- text, images, sound or video -- in a secure manner while preserving its integrity.
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This report analyzes in detail the results of the world's first economy-wide survey conducted by a national statistical agency that measured the magnitude of electronic commerce, or Internet-based commercial transactions.
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The liberalisation of telecommunication markets has required a new set of regulatory principles that can ensure fair competition in the marketplace.