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TITLE
The potential socio-economic impact of broadband access and use on new forms of
pan-European trading, collaborative work and advanced public service provision.
  beacon_en.pdf (4.09 MB)
Document ID LIB201
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 30/03/2005
Document reference BEACON
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Telecommunication

DOCUMENT TEXT

Short description 
Although the internet started life as
an academic tool, it has had a
revolutionary effect on the way
people do business and also
government. eCommerce and
eGovernment have become
household terms as people
logged-on in their hundreds of
millions. Technology has now moved
on and many people are using
broadband high-speed internet
access. Broadband makes the internet
an even more convenient means of
conducting business, teleworking or
interacting with public sector bodies.
It is vital, then, that policy-makers
have the best tools available to guide
the development of Europe’s
knowledge-based economy, and help
citizens make the most of broadband.The Beacon project will conduct a socio-economic impact
assessment of broadband access and use as it relates to new
forms of pan-European trading, collaborative working and
public service provision.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The Beacon project will conduct a socio-economic impact
assessment of broadband access and use as it relates to new
forms of pan-European trading, collaborative working and
public service provision. The aim is to provide policy-makers
with scientific support to help them define, implement,
update and monitor policies related to broadband access
and use.
Specifically, researchers will:
Analyse the ...

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