Superfast: Is It Really Worth a Subsidy?

By Robert Kenny and Charles Kenny

Governments around the world are investing multiple billions to support the roll-out of fiber to enable high speed broadband. These subsidies are based on the premise that fiber to the home (FTTH) brings substantial externalities. It is argued that FTTH will support economic growth and is key to national competitiveness; that it will benefit education, healthcare, transportation and the electricity industry; and that it will be the TV platform of the future.

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Posted on 11/15/2010 & last modified on 9/15/2014

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