The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development holds roundtable on financing of the roll-out of broadband networks

Executive summary, by the Secretariat * 1. Considering the discussion at the roundtable and delegates’ written submissions, several key points emerge: (1) Nationwide broadband coverage is considered essential for the economic and social development of a country. Ubiquitous access to broadband is therefore a key element in many OECD (and non-OECD) countries’ digital agendas and national broadband plans. 2. Widespread high-speed internet access is seen as crucial to economic growth and social inclusion. The World Bank, for example, estimates that a 10% increase in broadband penetration in developing countries brings a 1.3% rise in GDP. Consequently, given the role of broadband as a trigger for social and economic development, many countries across the world have adopted national

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OECD, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development holds roundtable on financing of the roll-out of broadband networks, 16 June 2014, e-Competitions June 2014, Art. N° 85578

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