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Project

What are the Public Benefits of Open Access? Evaluating the Social Cost and Benefits of Municipal Fibre Networks (365S0112)

The project is focused on examining the incentives generated by public-private partnerships (PPP) for private investment in next-generation access networks. The leading example of a PPP in the Netherlands has been the Glasvezelnetwerk (GVA) Amsterdam where the municipality, social housing corporations and private firms jointly own the network (Model: City network).

The University of Ghent will look at he development of a cost-benefit model for the rollout of municipality networks, taking into account the socio-economic benefits. Extended evaluation techniques such as multi-actor analysis with strong focus on cost and risk allocation, and real options analysis will be considered for indicating the sustainability of the rollout models.

Date:1 Jan 2010  →  31 Dec 2013
Keywords:cost-benefit model, municipal fibre networks, next generation access
Disciplines:Communications, Communications technology