Por Jorge Bossio
NEW MODELS FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICESIN LATIN AMERICA
by Peter A. Stern and David N. Townsend
This study covers the 19 countries where regulators are members of the Forum of Latin American Relecommunications Regulators (Regulatel). The objectives of the study were: (i) to review and assess current and planned universal access programs in the 19 countries, (ii) to estimate the market efficiency and universal access gaps, and the public sector investment/subsidy required in order to reduce the universal access gap; (iii) to identify new models and provide concrete policy recommendations for universal access programs, and (iv) to share the experience of Latin America, because the region pioneered many of the first generation universal access programs that are currently being implemented in developing regions.