Broadband Toolkit

What can be included in broadband policy to improve provision and take-up?

About this toolkit

On this page you can find a set of policy design guides to help you to make informed decisions when developing broadband programmes. Each policy design guide covers a specific aspect of programme delivery so should not necessarily be directly compared. They are intended to help you understand:

  • how much is known about effectiveness, in comparison to costs
  • what you should consider if you are thinking about using a particular approach

About the evidence

This toolkit considers a broader evidence base than the Broadband policy review (see how we sift through the evidence in our methodology, and guidance on how to use our reviews). We also include evidence from outside the OECD, or from other contexts, where this is appropriate.

How to use this toolkit

These policy design guides can’t provide definitive evidence on how to design effective broadband policy. But in all cases they provide useful evidence that could help underpin more effective policy development, as well as highlighting the need for effective monitoring and evaluation to further improve cost-effectiveness. For more on embedding evaluation in to policy design, read our how to evaluate guide.

Broadband Tools

Public provision

Public provision refers to government funding for the construction of broadband internet. Read more about how they work.

Local loop unbundling

Local loop unbundling obliges incumbents to allow local loop access to market entrants and potential price regulation. Read more about how they work.

Provider and consumer incentives

Provider and consumer incentives provide direct or indirect support to providers or potential customers.  Read more about how they work.

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