South East Europe improved virtual accessibility through joint initiatives facilitating the rollout of broadband networks
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The European Union’s Broadband Challenge
Type: Research papers
Region: EU
Technology: DSLCableFTTxMobileWLANSatellite


Even though it is often idealized as a technologically connected continent, Europe's broadband system is actually highly framgmented and in great need of overall improvement. The American market-led approach of facilities-based competition has resulted in greater investment in next-generation broadband technologies. Many European leaders are increasingly abandoning their regulatory approach and looking to the US broadband model.
The European Union should simplify and reduce regulation of broadband providers, remove barriers to consolidation and embrace a market - led, technology-neutral approach to broadband.



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Author: Roslyn Layton - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research ( http://www.aei.org/files/2014/02/18/-the-european-unions-broadband-challenge_175900142730.pdf )
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The SIVA project is being funded under Priority Axis 3 – Improvement of the Accessibility of the South East Europe Programme, achieving the corresponding objectives through the Area of Intervention (AoI) 3.2 – Develop strategies to tackle the 'digital divide'.

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