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Forecasting broadband provision

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  • Mack, Elizabeth A.
  • Grubesic, Tony H.

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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.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Information Economics and Policy.

Volume (Year): 21 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 297-311

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Handle: RePEc:eee:iepoli:v:21:y:2009:i:4:p:297-311

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Keywords: Broadband Forecasting Spatial analysis Regional development Equity;

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  1. Sánchez Navarro, Dennis, 2012. "Una propuesta metodológica para la definición de mercados geográficos relevantes
    [A proposed methodology for defining relevant geographic markets]
    ," MPRA Paper 44498, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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