It would be an understatement to say that rural broadband policy in developed markets has largely been inadequate. The default program in many countries in Europe and elsewhere has been to hand in money to incumbent operators to subsidise NGA
In the last few years, Diffraction Analysis has been vocal about the virtues of structural separation. It’s not because we’re getting paid to push that view (we’re not, sadly for us) or because we think vertically integrated markets are unfair
Benoit Felten is quoted in an article in the latest issue of The Economist entitled Battle of the Wires. He talks about whether BT could do more in terms of broadband delivery to the UK to avoid structural separation.
I have written in the past about passive infrastructure remedies to competition. Portugal is one country where such remedies seem to have had positive effects on the market. Applying similar remedies in the UK was a big part of the