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Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean

A Digital Economy Toolkit

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This joint initiative by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the OECD seeks to encourage the expansion of broadband networks and services in the region, supporting a coherent and cross-sectorial approach, to maximise their benefits for economic and social development. Drawing on a wealth of experience from LAC and OECD countries, the Toolkit outlines the main policy objectives in this area and provides guidance for their measurement, an overview of developments in the region, and a compilation of good practices in several areas related to broadband policy making. 

This comprehensive volume encompasses a wealth of areas including digital strategies, regulatory frameworks, spectrum management, competition and infrastructure bottlenecks, broadband access, affordability, sector taxation, inclusion, convergence, regional integration, education, skills, business uptake, entrepreneurship, local content, e-health, digital government, consumer policy, and digital security and privacy.

 

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Competition and infrastructure bottlenecks

This chapter focuses on two fundamental issues concerning the availability of innovative and competitive broadband access services and applications. The first is policy making and regulation to encourage competition. The second is good practices in this area intended to address such bottlenecks as access to essential facilities for deploying broadband services. Special attention is paid to dominance issues and regulation at the wholesale level, the key issues for regulators in the LAC area.

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