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Organization: Intelligent Linking(Business)
Intelligent Linking is a UK based consultancy committed to helping organizations make the essential links with customers, stakeholders, business leaders, thought leaders and partners to generate a successful outcome. We are currently supporting Erisa and leading important European programs such as the European Broadband Portal to support the delivery of super fast broadband infrastructure across Europe
We are probably all familiar with these goals by now - but they are:-
1 - basic broadband to all Europeans by 2013
2 - all Europeans have access to much higher internet speeds of above 30 Mbps by 2020
3 - 50% or more of European households subscribe to internet access above 100 Mbps
But what do these goals mean in practice? The first two targets are primarily underpinned by infrastructure investment.
There seem to be five commercial models in practice to build fast broadband infrastructure
Bottom-up - community led (good for rural projects)
Public Sector - designed and operated
Private Sector - designed and operated
Public Sector - outsourced
Joint Ventures / Public Private Partnerships.
It generally seems that all the commercial models should run on single Open Networks (Open Access) so that competition is introduced at the service layer... but which one is the best?