Pre-PURC Series: Strategies for Closing the Broadband Gap

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Broadband is more essential than ever before, and many are conflicted over how to expand access and use. What should be done? Some people look to public ownership or government subsidies. These are common reactions in a crisis. Others want to tax Big Tech.

What’s right for your situation? More than 50 professionals joined Dr. Mark Jamison, PURC Director, for our second Pre-PURC Series session on Strategies for Closing the Broadband Gap. They analyzed models for broadband expansion, including ownership, financing, and pricing.

Our Pre-PURC Series is part of the runup to our upcoming 48th PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy, which we will hold October 11 – 20, 2021. We hope you join us and your peers from around the world for this learning experience, where we will do an even deeper dive into broadband expansion and other regulatory issues. Please join us!

My PURC colleagues and I don’t have magic solutions or easy answers. But we can help you develop the world class skills you need to position your country for success. And we can help you learn from people just like you around the world and from international experts. You, your peers, and our experts can explore ideas, apply the best analytical tools, and test experiences to figure out the next practices that lead to your best way forward.

Please forward this information to everyone you know that might be interested in joining us. Sharing knowledge has never been more important.