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September 2010

13.09.2010 – ZEW (ibe/ggr)

Broadband Internet Access Makes Firms More Innovative

The effective use of modern information and communication technologies requires a high-performance broadband infrastructure. The European Commission (EU 2020 strategy) and the German government (broadband strategy) call for a massive expansion of broadband internet access. A current ZEW study supported by Deutsche Telekom AG indicates that broadband internet access gives significant impulses to firms in Germany and makes them more innovative. In the early phase of the DSL expansion from 2001 to 2003, firms using broadband internet access were able to increase the probability of realizing product and process innovations by 25 percentage points on average. Broadband internet gave impulses for innovations particularly in the service sector. read more


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