|Title||Best Practices Worldwide for Broadband Growth|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Bouras, C, Tsiatsos, T, Giannaka, E|
|Conference Name||Broadband Europe 2006, Geneva, Switzerland|
|Date Published||11 - 14 December|
This paper investigates and analyses the best practices followed by various countries worldwide for supporting the broadband growth. The methodology used to locate the best practices is based on three main steps: (a) the presentation of the main factors that have a major impact on broadband growth; (b) the definition of what is a “best practice” based on quantitative criteria; (c) the calculation of a best practice index and a good practice index, which indicates that a country followed these best or good practices to support its broadband growth respectively. This methodology indicated that Denmark, United States, Japan, Canada and Rep. of Korea followed best practices for their broadband growth, while United Kingdom and the Netherlands followed good practices.