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Alternatives for extending broadband coverage to underserved EU regions, in the context of the Digital Divide Forum

Funded under: FP6-IST

Abstract

The principal objective of this report is to provide a top-level analysis, with quantified costs and benefits where possible, of the options for rural broadband. Targeting a readership of non-specialist decision makers, its purpose is to give clear and straightforward information to communities and policy-makers at all levels to help them understand the choices they have for rural broadband. This information is at an overview level, and costs are by their nature "ball-park" costs. This report, therefore, should be viewed as a signpost or a route-map. It will help individual communities or decision-making bodies to find the way, though each will need to pursue more detailed investigations in the light of its own circumstances.
The report is a compilation from a number of existing and authoritative reports and sources. These include the IST 6th Framework research and development projects under the "Broadband for All" and other strategic objectives. Where these projects have recently published results that add to the overview conclusions, and to the extent that we are aware of them, the report takes them into account.

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Record Number: 6685 / Last updated on: 2005-01-19
Category: PROJ