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Towards the massification of broadband internet access in Brazil: an application of alternative dispute resolution settlement of administrative proceedings.

Charlita de Freitas, Luciano and Fagundes Ferreira, Flávio and Bernardes da Silva Júnior, Osmar and Azevedo Marques Mello da Silva, João Marcelo and Vilas Boas de Freitas, Igor (2016): Towards the massification of broadband internet access in Brazil: an application of alternative dispute resolution settlement of administrative proceedings.

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Abstract

In 2012, the Brazilian Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (Anatel) ruled the Conduct Adjustment Commitment (TAC). It refers to an alternative dispute resolution mechanism that allows shifting pecuniary penalties into infrastructure investments. This case study approaches the setting up of strategic investment projects and the definition of a methodology framework set to maximize the benefits of resource allocation. To reach its objective 5,565 municipalities were divided in clusters and ranked according to priority destination for investments. Results include a short list of preferential projects focused on enhancing broadband infrastructure, encouraging the competition and to enhance quality of services performance. Outputs of the methodology suggest that municipalities located at the outskirt of metropolitan regions, evenly distributed throughout the country, with relative lower HDI and higher demographic density are the top ranked destination for investment.

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