Forecasting broadband provision

Elizabeth Mack, Anthony Grubesic

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Abstract

The provision of broadband telecommunication services in the United States is spatially heterogeneous. Previous studies find that urban locales typically have a larger selection of access platforms and providers when compared to rural or remote areas. Therefore, the ability to forecast broadband provision is important to understanding regional trends in telecommunications competition and availability. This paper provides a comparative analysis of cross-sectional and spatial econometric forecasts of broadband provision, with results suggesting that the integration of spatially referenced demand-side variables significantly improve the accuracy of short and mid-range forecasts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-311
Number of pages15
JournalInformation Economics and Policy
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Broadband
  • Equity
  • Forecasting
  • Regional development
  • Spatial analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Forecasting broadband provision. / Mack, Elizabeth; Grubesic, Anthony.

In: Information Economics and Policy, Vol. 21, No. 4, 11.2009, p. 297-311.

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Mack, Elizabeth ; Grubesic, Anthony. / Forecasting broadband provision. In: Information Economics and Policy. 2009 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 297-311.
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