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dc.contributor.authorNucciarelli, Albertoen_US
dc.contributor.authorSadowski, Bert M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRuhle, Ernst-Olaven_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-13T10:39:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-13T10:39:08Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/60393-
dc.description.abstractThe review of the Universal Service Obligation (USO) has recently been debated in the European Union (EU). Under discussion there was the extension of the current universal service definition to include broadband access, for which some theoretical and empirical support exists. In fact the determinants of information access, which are modified by market liberalization and technological developments, challenge the traditional definition of universal service and question whether there are new frontiers for the USO in the EU. This paper looks at the origins, the theoretical arguments for, and the empirical basis of the USO in the light of the ongoing debate in the EU, and links these arguments to technological development and changing demand conditions in European broadband markets. The authors predict the inclusion of a wider set of services based on Next Generation Access networks in the EU's new regulatory approach, although in November 2011 the European Union has denied this inclusion.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherITS Wienen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries23rd European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunication Society, Vienna, Austria, 1-4 July 2012en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subject.keyworduniversal service obligationen_US
dc.subject.keywordnext generation access networksen_US
dc.titleShould next generation access networks fall within the scope of universal service? A EU 27 perspectiveen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720273293en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:itse12:60393-
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