Normalizing Broadband Connections

9 Pages Posted: 14 May 2009

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: May 12, 2009

Abstract

In this PERSPECTIVE, I evaluate three normalization variables for broadband connection data for the OECD -- population, households, and fixed telephone connections. Statistical testing indicates the best normalization variable is fixed telephone connections. Broadband connections are not proportional to population, eliminating population as a useful normalization criterion. The ranks of countries across the normalizing variables are evaluated.

Keywords: Broadband, Rankings, OECD, Internet, Telecommunications

JEL Classification: L96, O1, O5, C43

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., Normalizing Broadband Connections (May 12, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1404262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1404262

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