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Title:Community owned fibre optic networks - a sustainable broadband future for rural areas in Croatia? PDF Logo
Authors:Brusic, Igor
Lundborg, Martin
Reichl, Wolfgang
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:21st European Regional ITS Conference, Copenhagen 2010
Abstract:For a small rural community such as the city of Krk (6.000 inhabitants), the business model for a fibre roll-out is not very promising if it is based on the classical cost-benefit analysis where investments are covered by service revenue generated. The conducted analysis is leading to two main findings - there will be no network operator investing in the roll-out of a fibre access network in the city of Krk and the fibre net-work has to be rolled out by becoming an integral part of the utility of the city. By util-izing the existing network of empty ducts and the facilities of the city owned cable network, the city of Krk has a better starting position than other comparable cities in Croatia. Public private partnership and open access are highly relevant in future elaborations.
Subjects:optical access networks
community owned
business models
open ac-cess
cost analysis
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:21st European Regional ITS Conference, Copenhagen 2010

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