Increased broadband deployment can have a significant impact on productivity and economic growth, according to a new study written by LECG and commissioned by Nokia Siemens Networks.
The study, which is part of the ongoing Connectivity Scorecard research program, focuses on the impact of broadband in 15 OECD countries. The research suggests that with the right skills and infrastructure in place, broadband strategies could increase national productivity and growth by up to 15%. This productivity improvement will increase GNP without increasing resources used in production.
For example, the US could increase its GDP by $100 billion with an increase of 10 additional broadband lines per 100 individuals.
The study also underlines the importance of broadband as a stimulant to business growth in the current climate of economic uncertainty.
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