|Title||Best Practices and Strategies for Broadband Deployment: Lessons learned around the world|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Bouras, C, Gkamas, A, Tsiatsos, T|
|Book Title||C. Bouras, A. Gkamas, T. Tsiatsos, Adoption, Usage, andGlobal Impact of Broadband Technologies: Diffusion, Practice and Policy|
|Pagination||128 - 142|
Broadband deployment is a necessity nowadays. It could help each country, municipality and region to grow and offer better quality of life to the citizens. Today, the emphasis on the development of broadband networks is on fixed Fibre To The Home solutions The lessons learned from countries that are leaders in broadband penetration and Fibre To The Home deployment could be proven very useful for under-served communities, regions and countries where the broadband penetration is low. Therefore, this chapter summarises the lessons learned from implementing (a) country-wide strategies formulated at the national level, and (b) local strategies formulated by the municipalities. Concerning the role of national and local governments, it should be noted that nowadays it is very urgent the involvement of government in the development of broadband infrastructure. Proposed noteworthy remarkable cases are Japan, South Korea and Singapore.