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Advanced communications policy and adoption in rural Western Australia

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  • Madden, Gary G
  • Savage, Scott J
  • Coble-Neal, Grant
  • Bloxham, Paul

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Recent moves toward contestable universal service markets for rural areas raises issues of measuring the net cost of service provision. Measurement of net cost requires estimates of latent demand for advanced communications. This paper seeks for the first time to provide quantitative estimates of the magnitude of latent income pools available to carriers in rural WA. Estimates of latent expenditure on broadband services in rural WA are obtained using a combination of stated-preference and survey data. These expenditures increase with computer ownership, community isolation and information need. Further, the statistical model supports the commonly held belief that more distant populations have stronger information demands and are willing to pay for services. This finding suggests that carrier aversion to providing services to rural regions may not be justified on commercial grounds.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 11163.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Keywords: Advanced communications; broadband service; internet rural access; universal service obligations;

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  1. Madden, Gary & Coble-Neal, Grant, 0. "Internet use in rural and remote Western Australia," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 27(3-4), pages 253-266, April.
  2. Michael Demoussis & Nicholas Giannakopoulos, 2006. "Facets of the digital divide in Europe: Determination and extent of internet use," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(3), pages 235-246.
  3. James E. Prieger, 2003. "The Supply Side of the Digital Divide: Is There Equal Availability in the Broadband Internet Access Market?," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, Western Economic Association International, vol. 41(2), pages 346-363, April.
  4. Kanothi, R.N., 2009. "The dynamics of entrepreneurship in ICT: case of mobile phones downstream services in Kenya," ISS Working Papers - General Series, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague 18727, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
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