Alessandro Tonetti

The new regulation on broadband infrastructure: Towards simplification?

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This essay provides an in-depth analysis of important legislative measures adopted in 2008-2009 in order to facilitate a further development of the broadband infrastructure in Italy. The intention is both to reduce the administrative burdens and to elaborate a new plan of investment with the involvement of private funds. The aim of the paper is to ascertain whether these new measures contribute to reduce the much-criticized fragmentation of the existent microregulation, as well as their impact on the administrative costs related to this kind of business. The result of such a preliminary assessment leads to an unsatisfactory conclusion. However, their actual impact depends on the concrete implementation of the new provisions. In this perspective, it seems advisable that the AGCOM (the domestic telecommunication regulator) takes a leading and proactive role, driving the process of implementation towards efficient outcomes.


  • administrative regulation
  • Simplification
  • Broadband Planning
  • K23


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