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Choice, Price and Service Characteristics in the Irish Broadband Market

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  • Lyons, Seán
  • Savage, Michael

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Using detailed plan-level data, this paper examines the choice, price and quality of broadband services available to consumers in Ireland over time. We find modest geographical (county level) variation in broadband services. Hedonic regression analysis is used to value various components of the broadband service. Download and upload speed attract positive valuations, whereas contention ratio is valued negatively as expected. The results suggest that the marginal valuation of download speed decreases as the speed level increases, with little value currently placed upon speeds above about 60 Mb/s.

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  • Lyons, Seán & Savage, Michael, 2012. "Choice, Price and Service Characteristics in the Irish Broadband Market," Papers WP435, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
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    1. Sean Lyons, 2014. "Timing and determinants of local residential broadband adoption: evidence from Ireland," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 47(4), pages 1341-1363, December.
    2. repec:taf:ecinnt:v:26:y:2017:i:6:p:516-532 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Seán Lyons & Bryan Coyne, 2017. "The price of broadband quality: tracking the changing valuation of service characteristics," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(6), pages 516-532, August.
    4. Coynea, Bryan & Lyonsa, Sean, 2015. "The price of broadband quality: tracking the changing valuation of service characteristics," 26th European Regional ITS Conference, Madrid 2015 127159, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).

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