Public-Private-Partnerships and the Next Generation Rollout in Austria

ICT and broadband policies are known to be important elements of innovation-based growth strategies such as "Europe 2020", which is mirrored by Austria's "Breitband-Offensive". This study provides an overview of international public private partnerships for the next generation access rollout, and discusses their applicability in Austria. Special focus will be on rural regions, where the deployment is not cost-efficient and private firms are hesitant to invest.