Üçer S. E., Sunal S., Çakmak Şahin S.

ASOS, vol.10, no.135, pp.51-65, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 135
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.29228/asos.64943
  • Journal Name: ASOS
  • Journal Indexes: MLA - Modern Language Association Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-65
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study analyzes the conduct of telecommunication investment and its linkage with audio-visual content production for TV networks in the United States of America (USA) and in Turkey roughly during the last three decades. Magnitude and concentration of investment in telecommunication infrastructure has direct consequences in terms of market structure and competition in communication services. Therefore, the extent to which the consumers can afford and have access to these services is closely linked to the policy design. However, consequences of such policies also determine the way content in digital entertainment sector (pay TV, digital platforms etc.) is produced and the content internet subscribers reach while they use the internet. As the heated debate on net neutrality becomes more prominent, telecommunication infrastructure policies also become focus of attention. We analyze the current situation and prospects for Turkey in terms of broadband investments, content creation and net neutrality with reference to the developments in the USA.