Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Europe - Report estimates FTTP/C in 55% of households in Western Europe and 31% in Eastern Europe by 2020

The EC has published a Study on the socio-economic impact of bandwidth (SMART 2010/0033)

It comprises:

  • a review of the existing literature on the socio-economic benefits of broadband access;
  • a high-level research on the technologies that are capable of delivering download speeds of at least 30Mbit/s to the mass-market by 2020;
  • the preparation of case studies describing local or regional markets where very high-speed Internet is widely used;
  • the development of a model to examine the demand for 30Mbit/s+ broadband in EU member states plus Croatia, Iceland Norway, and Turkey to 2020, the extent to which this demand would be met by commercial broadband roll-outs, the cost of commercial roll-outs and the cost of extending terrestrial broadband coverage to a larger proportion of the population in each country; and
  • the development of models to examine the overall socio-economic impact of investing in high-speed broadband.
Note - Although funded by the public through the EC the PDF is protected so you cannot copy and past from it.

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