Normalizing Broadband Connections
9 Pages Posted: 14 May 2009
Date Written: May 12, 2009
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
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