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  1. Defining your broadband plan

    An effective broadband plan should clarify how broadband investment will help to achieve the objectives of the overall local/regional development programme. This section shall help to clarify what questions need to be considered when developing a broadban ...

    Magdalena Jähler - 03/07/2015 - 13:51

  2. Actors in the broadband value chain

    The basic roles of Physical Infrastructure Provider (PIP), Network Provider (NP) and Service Provider (SP) can be taken by different actors. Backbone PIP The Backbone Physical Infrastructure Provider owns and operates the passive infrastructure in the bac ...

    Magdalena Jähler - 06/07/2015 - 14:30

  3. Four key strategic choices

    When implementing a broadband project, four key strategy choices that influence the evolution and success of the project have to be made. Those choices have to be in line with the goals in the broadband plan, giving substantial support in achieving the de ...

    Magdalena Jähler - 06/07/2015 - 14:31

  4. Choosing the right infrastructure type for the broadband network

    Each situation will present different logistic, economic, demographic conditions, and hence different infrastructure solutions may be best suited. When deciding on the appropriate first-mile infrastructure, the following questions should be answered: What ...

    Magdalena Jähler - 06/07/2015 - 14:32

  5. In-building infrastructure

    Articles 8 and 9 of the Directive on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks (2014/61/EU) ensure high-speed-ready, accessible in-building physical infrastructure in all newly constructed  and majorly renovate ...

    Magdalena Jähler - 28/07/2015 - 17:00

  6. National broadband strategies

    All Member States have a broadband strategy but few have fully operational plans for ultra-high speed networks with concrete implementing measures to realise their targets, notably as regards the necessary funding. As part of the governance of the Digital ...

    Filippo Munisteri - 30/07/2015 - 16:48

  7. Broadband Glossary

    This a non-exhaustive list of relevant terms relevant to broadband. A    B    C    D   F   G    H    I    L    M    N    O    P    R    S    T    U    V    W    X     A Access (to equipment, facilities, services etc.) The making available of facilities an ...

    Magdalena Jähler - 10/06/2015 - 15:45

  8. Financing of public-private joint ventures and private-run deployments

    In case private actors owning existing infrastructure are willing to cooperate with the public authority to build a municipal network (public- or private-run), the investment effort is partly supported by the private actor concerning the deployment and op ...

    Magdalena Jähler - 07/09/2015 - 10:26

  9. State aid

    Some forms of support by public authorities are referred to as state-aid. In the broadband market, where investment should generally come from private operators, state aid by national, regional, and local authorities is in principle prohibited. However, p ...

    Magdalena Jähler - 07/09/2015 - 10:30

  10. Main financing tools

    Main financing tools available include revenue-based financing, private capital and financial markets, government-backed bank loan and bonds, public funds and bottom-up community financing. Revenue-based financing If the public authority chooses a public- ...

    Magdalena Jähler - 07/09/2015 - 10:31

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