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Title:Competition in the German Broadband Access Market PDF Logo
Authors:Vanberg, Margit A.
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 02-80
Abstract:This paper gives a survey of the current state of competition in the German Broadband access market. Existing regulations and their impact on the deployment of high-speed Internet access are evaluated. It is argued that facilities-based competition is preferable to open-network regulations. The most prospective candidate as an independent network capable of generating facilities-based competition in Germany is the cable-broadcasting network. The current developments in the cable industry and the expectations for its success in the short to medium term lead to the conclusion that in the short run at least, there is a need for unbundling regulation to foster competition. Improvements to the current open-network regulation-practices in Germany are suggested.
Subjects:broadband access
local network competition
regulation
JEL:L43
L50
L96
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des ZEW
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