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Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Development Dimension, Internet Access for Development (June 16, 2009) (full-text).
This book examines how the market for internet traffic exchange has evolved and explores the coherence of policies pursued by developed and developing countries. It notes the increasing innovation occurring in a number of developing countries with competitive markets and discusses how liberalisation has helped to expand of access networks and make ICT services increasingly affordable and available to the poor. The report also highlights the employment, micro-entrepreneurial and social development opportunities which have emerged as access levels have risen among low-income users. The study notes that gateway service monopolies — still in 70 countries — raise the prices for accessing international capacity and reduce the affordability of Internet access to business and end users.