Archived report. This report was archived in February 2004 and has not been updated. Broadband is a critical element in the development of our countries, from both a community and an economic perspective. Broadband provides convenient and affordable access to information, education, healthcare, entertainment and communication. It empowers individuals to choose the services they want, rather than being restricted to what the media and telco barons are prepared to dole out to them. And it allows local businesses to enter new overseas markets. As broadband is of national interest it is critical that each country develops a national vision and national strategies to implement broadband.
Table of Contents
2. Related reports
4. Broadband tool for economic and social development
5. Visionary approach is needed
6. Significant economic and social benefits
7. National models
8. The roles of the players
8.1 Vision and cooperation pays off
8.3 The industry
8.4 National telecoms operators
9. Rural and regional Users
10. How to get there?
10.1 Step 1 (always-on, affordable high-speed Internet access)
10.2 Step 2 (content-rich applications)
11. Broadband – a concept not a technology
11.1 The broadband experience
11.2 Broadband will move up to 50Mb/s
11.3 Infrastructure competition and infrastructure sharing
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