The State of Broadband

A Platform for Progress

Date published: June 6, 2011

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Published in June 2011, presenting country case studies and containing information on financing models, returns on investment, technology choices and strategies for deployment across a range of different types of economies. ​The report, entitled Broadband: A Platform for Progress, argues: “To optimize the benefits to society, broadband should be coordinated on a countrywide basis, promoting facilities-based competition and with policies encouraging service providers to offer access on fair market terms…efforts should be coordinated across all sectors of industry, administration and the economy. Developing isolated projects or piecemeal, duplicated networks is not only inefficient, it delays provision of infrastructure that is becoming as crucial in the modern world as roads or electricity supplies.”​​​​​