The Economic Impact of Broadband Deployment in Kentucky

39 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2012

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Dave Shideler

Oklahoma State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

Narine Badasyan

Department of Economics and Finance, Murray State University

Date Written: August 15, 2007

Abstract

Significant resources by government and the private sector are being invested in broadband infrastructure to increase broadband deployment and utilization. Using a unique dataset of broadband availability by county, we assess whether broadband infrastructure affected industrial competitiveness of Kentucky counties. Our results suggest that broadband availability increases employment growth in some industries but not others.

JEL Classification: H54, R11

Suggested Citation

Shideler, David and Badasyan, Narine, The Economic Impact of Broadband Deployment in Kentucky (August 15, 2007). TPRC 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2113376

David Shideler (Contact Author)

Oklahoma State University - Department of Agricultural Economics ( email )

Stillwater, OK 74078-6026
United States

Narine Badasyan

Department of Economics and Finance, Murray State University ( email )

Murray, KY 42071-0009
United States

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