Revenue Streams that Grow & Sustain Internet Economies

12 November 2015 - A Workshop on Other in João Pessoa, Brazil


What impact do higher/lower taxes, tariffs, licenses and permit fees have on the expansion, adoption and integration of Internet enabled goods and services of a country?

When considering how best to invest the tax/fee revenues from a country’s Internet economy is it preferable to dedicate asset flows to the country’s Universal Service Fund (USF) to be reinvested? Or can you get the same levels of return if the revenue goes in as general funds.

What tax and investment regimes should a country consider for their maturing Internet economy if they want to ensure robust growth, adoption and integration? In designing a national broadband plan for a country should consideration be given to establishing a USF? When considering the challenges of sustainable economic development should a county look to invest in Internet capacity building, e-health, e-education and e-libraries? Will these areas and others in the Internet ecosystem give the country the greatest return on their investment?