Entertainment X.0 to Boost Broadband Deployment

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

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

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We explore the definition of broadband and explain its interaction with European policy goals; analyse available data in order provide a detailed, objective and realistic picture of the broadband deployment, adoption, and usage situation in the EU from a number of different perspectives; and assess the drivers of broadband today, with particular emphasis on audiovisual and entertainment services. Measures to promote demand in general and the distribution of IP-based audiovisual content in particular, would appear to be warranted.

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