Cover: How to Build a Ubiquitous EU Digital Society

How to Build a Ubiquitous EU Digital Society

Published in: European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy (Brussels: European Union, Nov. 2013)

Posted on rand.org Nov 1, 2013

by J. Scott Marcus, Jonathan Cave, Werner Neu, Bram van den Ende, Pieter Nooren, Ilsa Godlovitch

This study analyses the achievements and failures of the European Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications, with an eye to its impact on the broader EU economy; contrasts it with regulatory models in other parts of the world; evaluates the costs and benefits of various interventions such as international mobile roaming; considers the interaction between fixed and mobile networks; assesses the European Commission's proposed Connected Continent proposals of 11 September 2013; and makes policy recommendations going forward.

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