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In ITU News Magazine June 2011 edition which provides an up-to-date view of the Union’s activities and global events there are four articles available on the broadband and economy issues.
I recommend to read an article adapted from “The impact of broadband on the economy: Research to date and policy issues,” Chapter 2 of Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2010–2011: Enabling Tomorrow’s Digital World. This chapter is authored by Dr Raul L. Katz, Adjunct Professor, Division of Finance and Economics, and Director, Business Strategy Research, Columbia Institute for Tele-information.This case study looks at the economic impact of broadband and in particular its effect on employment. The evidence gathered so far concerns the contribution of broadband to the growth of gross domestic product (GDP), employment creation, and productivity gains.
Full text is available on:http://www.itu.int/net/itunews/issues/2011/05/14.aspx
An extensive study by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)—Internet matters: The Net’s sweeping impact on growth, jobs, and prosperity was presented during the e-G8 Forum held in Paris on 25/25 May 2011.
"The Internet is a vast mosaic of economic activity, ranging from millions of daily online transactions and communications to smartphone downloads of TV shows. Little is known, however, about how the Net in its entirety contributes to global growth, productivity, and employment. New McKinsey research examined the Internet economies of the G8 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), as well as Brazil, China, India, South Korea, and Sweden. It found that the Internet accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP."
Full report is available on: