Broadband as a Source of Rural Decline: A Look at the Data
13 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2019
Date Written: June 13, 2019
In this PERSPECTIVE, I study population changes in urban and rural counties, comparing the patterns of population growth before and during the Broadband Age. I begin with a general analysis of growth trends, but then turn to more specific questions that better identify the population changes related to broadband (or not) by comparing relative growth within rural areas that do and do not have broadband and between rural and urban areas with above-average broadband.
Keywords: Broadband, Rural, Population
JEL Classification: L86
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