Broadband as a Source of Rural Decline: A Look at the Data

13 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2019

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: June 13, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., Broadband as a Source of Rural Decline: A Look at the Data (June 13, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3420471 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3420471

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