Broadband Growth and Policies in OECD Countries
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Broadband Growth and Policies in OECD Countries

Broadband connects consumers, businesses and governments and are now therefore a vital instrument in ensuring the competitiveness of OECD countries. This report examines broadband developments and policies, and highlights challenges such as connecting users to fibre-based networks or coverage of rural areas. It also outlines emerging issues that may need policy attention as we move to next-generation networks. The findings are also relevant to emerging and developing economies designing broadband strategies.
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27 June 2008
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10.1787/9789264046764-en
 
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119–132
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10.1787/9789264046764-5-en

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There have been a number of security developments emerging in OECD markets over the last three years. First, spam has evolved from a simple nuisance to a vehicle for fraud. It is has become the primary vector for introducing "malware" – malicious software into computers. Second, once a computer is infected with malware it can be remotely controlled to launch cyber attacks on defined targets – unbeknownst to the user. Clusters of these infected computers are called "botnets" and can be controlled simultaneously to launch attacks which overwhelm targeted Internet servers until they cease to function.
 
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