Report: National broadband strategies work better than market forces

07/2/2013 | Techworld (U.K.)

Nations that develop strategies for implementing broadband services are moving faster than countries that allow private enterprise to decide when and where to offer broadband, according to a report by the International Telecommunication Union, the Broadband Commission for Digital Development and Cisco Systems. "Governments are [realizing] that broadband networks are not just vital to national competitiveness, but to the delivery of education, healthcare, public utilities like energy and water, environmental management, and a whole host of government services," said Hamadoun Toure, the ITU's secretary-general.

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