Policy Approaches

Strategy Options for Promoting Broadband Development

Module 2, “Policy Approaches to Promoting Broadband Development,” identifies the issues that governments and the private sector will face when implementing policies and programs to support broadband development. It discusses policies and strategies for promoting the build-out of broadband networks as well as ways to encourage the use of broadband services and applications, particularly in populations that may have limited knowledge of or interest in broadband. In that context, the impacts of broadband on other sectors (education, health, banking, environment, etc.) are discussed. The module also addresses options for funding broadband development including promotion of private sector investment and identifies issues associated with measuring the effectiveness of policies designed to promote network build-out and user demand.