CABA Information Series

IS-2003-32: The Economic and Social Benefits of Broadband Deployment

This Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) paper offers an examination of various applications broadband can enable, including in particular the economic and social benefits of using broadband for those applications. The TIA includes some regulatory context and explains their policy views including their argument that incumbent telephone companies should not be required to open their local-loops (“last mile”) through unbundling to competitive suppliers so that the incumbents will be encouraged to invest in broadband.


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