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Big Data, Little Spaces, High Speed: Using Stata to Analyze the Determinants of Broadband Access in the United States


  • David Beede

    () (Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce)

  • Brittany Bond

    (Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce)


This study brings together Census block-level data on broadband service availability, economics, demographics, regulations, and terrain to model the supply and demand of high-speed broadband service in the United States. While Stata is the primary tool for data management and multilevel modeling, other software tools, such as GIS, are used in conjunction with Stata to generate visually arresting pictures that help communicate the study’s findings.

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  • David Beede & Brittany Bond, 2012. "Big Data, Little Spaces, High Speed: Using Stata to Analyze the Determinants of Broadband Access in the United States," SAN12 Stata Conference 13, Stata Users Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:scon12:13

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