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Community broadband networks have long existed as an alternative to commercial ISPs, but only recently emerged as response to both market and government failures in the provision of rural broadband. This research paper is an effort to look closely at the telecom policy, regulatory framework, spectrum policy, broadband definitions and innovative licensing processes that are affecting community networks in Asian Pacific countries – India, Myanmar and the Philippines.

This report was produced through an APC subgrant, made possible with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).