Access to Telecommunication Networks: Regional Variations in Consumption Network Externalities

  • R. Capello
  • P. Nijkamp
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


In recent years much attention has been devoted to the diffusion and adoption processes of new information and communication technologies (ICTs). The interest in these technologies is originating from the importance they have assumed in the process of defining competitive advantages among firms and comparative advantage among regions. It is in fact a common idea among economists and policy makers that the diffusion of these technologies are of strategic importance for the economic development of less favoured regions. For this reason in 1987 the EC launched a five year programme, called the STAR Programme, for the implementation and diffusion of these technologies in Objective 1 regions of the Community.


Network Externality Business Relationship Telecommunication Service Favoured Region Adoption Process 
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