The Development of Broadband Access in OECD Countries


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Type of work: Report


ICT Infrastructure


The aim of this report is to update developments in terms of the roll out of broadband access in OECD countries. It does not aim to provide a definitive description of the technological alternatives or the applications for which it is being used but rather to highlight developments in relation to the leading platforms. The focus of the analysis is on how fast broadband access is being developed, what regulatory barriers exist to this development and what initiatives might be taken to increase the pace of development.


In June 2001, this report was presented to the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Services Policy (TISP) and was recommended to be made public by the Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) in October 2001.

The report was prepared by Dr. Sam Paltridge of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry.