Review Step 2c: Characteristics & Trade-offs

Business Models

The business model is another useful way of classifying operating entities, examining the differences between them and matching the locality with a model able to meet its needs. The Last-mile Connectivity Case Studies Database revealed six types of business model providing some level of service in the local access last-mile network. These are summarized in Table 15.

Table 15: Business models offering services in last-mile networks