Global - National Broadband Networks - Social and Economic Benefits


Archived report. A list of more than a 100 global broadband cost/benefit studies was compiled by the ITU for the Report “Broadband a Platform for Progress”. That report was a contribution to the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Digital Development of which Paul Budde was the lead author. For more info see: Global - BuddeComms International Broadband and Trans-sector Activities

This BuddeComm reports covers a selection of these studies, which highlight the importance of broadband around the world.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction: access to broadband a human right
    • 2.1 Finland’s broadband USO an inspiration for Europe
  • 3. Broadband Penetration and labour productivity growth
  • 4. The Impact of Broadband on Growth and Productivity in the European Union
  • 5. The impact of broadband in Eastern and South east Europe
  • 6. HER Impact
  • 7. Broadband – Thailand 2015
  • 8. The Information and Communication Technology Sector in India: Performance, Growth and Challenges
  • 9. India: The Impact of Broadband
  • 10. The Role of Innovation, Investment and Infrastructure in Economic and Job Growth
  • 11. Employment Impacts of National Broadband Policies
  • 12. Net Neutrality: Impact on the Consumer and Economic Growth
  • 13. National Broadband Initiative in Malaysia
  • 14. The economic impact of digital exclusion in the United States
  • 15. The impact of broadband on jobs and the German economy
  • 16. The impact of mobile service in Nigeria
  • 17. United States – The broadband bonus
  • 18. The impact of taxation on the development of the mobile broadband sector
  • 19. Digital Highways – The role of government in 21st century infrastructure
  • 20. Mobile broadband for the masses
  • 21. The economic impact of broadband
  • 22. The UK’s digital road to recovery
  • 23. The role of income distribution and broadband penetration in developing countries
  • 24. The economic impact of broadband investment in the United States
  • 25. Estimating broadband demand and its economic impact in Latin America
  • 26. Broadband is indispensable for the mass market
  • 27. Intelligent and sustainable growth: recommend actions for economic recovery in Belgium
  • 28. Economic & Fiscal Impact of Introducing Broadband Networks and Services in Lebanon
  • 29. Broadband increased GDP in China
  • 30. Economic Development and Inclusion through Local Broadband Access Networks in Brazil, Dominican Rep., Guatamala, Peru
  • 31. Broadband creates new jobs in Brazil
  • 32. India: The impact of mobile phones
  • 33. Broadband increased GDP in Japan
  • 34. Broadband savings in Chile
  • 35. The Increasingly Important Impact of Wireless Broadband Technology and Services on the US Economy
  • 36. Rural Broadband – United States
  • 37. Broadband increased GDP in India
  • 38. The economic impact of a metropolitan broadband network for the city of Cape Town
  • 39. Broadband Services; Economic and environmental benefits
  • 40. Bringing broadband to unserved communities
  • 41. Related reports

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Last updated 1 Nov 2012
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