The impact of network infrastructure on the economy
As a conduit for transport flows (physical or virtual), network infrastructures deliver essential needs to our doorstep, facilitating the movement of people, goods, energy and information. They are also critical to development and
growth, and to the attractiveness and competitiveness of our economy.
In this paper, the ESEC has chosen to focus on three key sectors related to the network economy: transport,
energy and telecommunications.