broadband demand, competition, and relevant policy in taiwan
National Chengchi University
to a PointTopic report conducted in March 2003, Taiwan has the second highest
DSL penetration in the world, being surpassed only by South Korea (Johnson and
Butt 2003). In May 2002, the ROC government announced its 'Challenge 2008' Sixyear
National Development Plan to transform itself into a hightech service island.
The sixyear plan involves a budget of NT$2.6 trillion (approximately US$75
billion). One of the objectives of this plan is to develop a 'Digital Taiwan.'
To this end, there are five goals that have been set for achieving this, with
one of the most important aspects of the plan being to install broadband
Internet in every household, with a view to reaching six million households by
2008 (CEPD 2002).