Achieving universal broadband
Considerations in emerging and mature markets.
This talk took place on Thursday 9th October 2014 as part of the IIC Annual Conference in Vienna.
- The cost of being on the wrong side of the “digital divide” is becoming greater all of the time, which underpins many initiatives, yet a significant percentage of households are often highly expensive to reach
- Should governments ensure those consumers get something else (e.g. satellite or LTE broadband) instead? Or leave them be? How to persuade/educate those consumers who could take up broadband, but haven’t?
- What does Universal Service mean in a digital world? What about the potentially distortive effects (in terms of competition) that universal service can have on the market?
In the Chair
- Howard S.H. Shyr, Chairperson, National Communications Commission (Taiwan)
- Juha Ala-Mursula, Executive Director, BusinessOulu, Finland
- Thomas M. Dailey, Vice President and General Counsel International Operations and Regulatory, Verizon Corporation
- Nievia Ramsundar, Corporate Secretary, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago
- James Filippatos, Vice President Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company
- Thursday, 09 October 2014