Public-private Partnership for Building a Resilient Broadband Infrastructure in Puerto Rico

Published in: Telecommunications Policy, Volume 45, Issue 4 (May 2021). doi: 10.1016/j.telpol.2021.102106

Posted on RAND.org on January 26, 2021

by Amado Cordova, Karlyn D. Stanley

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This article will explore the use of an innovative approach to a public-private partnership (PPP) to spur the deployment of broadband and create more resilient telecommunications networks in Puerto Rico. Such a partnership is a critical ingredient of the plan for rebuilding the telecommunications sector of Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. The proposed partnership also has the potential for enabling the expansion of citizen access to broadband services throughout Puerto Rico. This work was done as part of the Congressionally mandated economic and disaster recovery plan for the island.

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