Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/172613
Authors: 
Westermeier, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] Wirtschaftsdienst [ISSN:] 1613-978X [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 95 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 7 [Pages:] 499-503
Abstract: 
Der Breitbandausbau soll auch in wirtschaftlich unattraktiven Gebieten vorangetrieben werden. Vor allem ländliche Gebiete sind mangels Wirtschaftlichkeit noch unterversorgt. Der Autor schlägt die Einführung eines Netz-Cents vor, um die notwendigen Finanzierungsmittel sicherzustellen. Der Netz-Cent ist ein Konzept, mit dem positive externe Effekte bei den Endkunden internalisiert werden können.
Abstract (Translated): 
To benefit from the digital revolution, broader investments in the digital infrastructure are needed. But private investments are not sufficient to build up the infrastructure needed for the digital revolution. Especially in rural areas, the return on investments is rather low or negative. The author suggests imposing a fee of e.g. one cent per gigabyte used. The money collected from the consumer would then be used to fund private investments. The fee can be justified with positive external effects. Every internet user benefits from a broad expansion of fast internet connections but does not pay for it. The fee internalises those positive external effects.
JEL: 
H23
L96
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Document Type: 
Article
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