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Local Government Stimulation of Broadband: Effectiveness, E-Government, and Economic Development   [open pdf - 2MB]

This White Paper prepared from a proposal to the US National Science Foundation. No systematic data documents the nature and status of municipal broadband initiatives, the comparative effectiveness of alternative policies for promoting broadband access, or their implications for local economic development, private provisioning of infrastructure, and the operation of local government. As a result, hundreds of communities are proceeding independently to develop their own strategy, without the benefit of the accumulated experience of those that have gone before, and with no assurance of success.

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2002-11-07
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