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dc.contributor.authorBrusic, Igoren_US
dc.contributor.authorLundborg, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorReichl, Wolfgangen_US
dc.description.abstractFor 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.en_US
dc.publisherITS Europe Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries21st European Regional ITS Conference, Copenhagen 2010en_US
dc.subject.keywordoptical access networksen_US
dc.subject.keywordcommunity owneden_US
dc.subject.keywordbusiness modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordopen ac-cessen_US
dc.subject.keywordcost analysisen_US
dc.titleCommunity owned fibre optic networks - a sustainable broadband future for rural areas in Croatia?en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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