Connecting Sub-Saharan Africa: A World Bank Group Strategy for Information and Communication Technology Sector Development

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Broadband Feasibility Study Port of Walla Walla. Part 1

Goals of the Broadband Feasibility Study include:

  1. Document Walla Walla’s current broadband environment and identify current gaps and potential future shortcomings

  2. Identify ways that the Port can best utilize existing government owned fiber-optic infrastructure and new infrastructure investments to enhance broadband and municipal services in the Walla Walla region

  3. Focus on the benefits to economic development, education, public safety, healthcare and overall quality of life through Walla Walla’s broadband initiatives

The merging world of broadband PPPs a business strategy and legal guide

Local governments increasingly see before them exciting new opportunities to develop next-generation broadband in their communities—and to reap the many benefits that broadband will deliver to their residents and businesses. The goal of most of these communities is to get optical fiber connections to every home and business. Once the fiber is available, the sky is the limit in terms of offering gigabit-and-beyond speeds today and well into the future.

Land Access for Telecommunications

This Regulatory Impact Statement analyses options to address access rights to private land by network operators to install and maintain fibre-to-the-premises infrastructure for telecommunications. The Government’s mass market rollout of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to at least 80 percent of the population by 2022 is a large-scale infrastructure project worth over $1.5 billion with an eleven-year timeframe. Inefficiencies in the fibre-to-the- premises installation process have been identified and should be addressed to maximise the value of the Crown’s investment to New Zealand.

Successful Strategies for Broadband Public-Private Partnerships

This report aims to bring some balance to the PPP discussion, which has suffered at times from what we might call irrational exuberance given the few partnerships that actually have been executed. We believe PPPs will continue to evolve and more communities will work with partners in some fashion. However, PPPs should be recognized as just one of many possible approaches to ensure communities have universal access to fast, affordable, and reliable Internet connectivity.