Quantifying the Overstatement in Broadband Availability from the Form 477 Data: An Econometric Approach
9 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2020
Date Written: July 11, 2019
I attempt to quantify, by statistical means, the magnitude of the overstatement of broadband availability resulting from the all-in assumption. Given the computational demands, I estimate the overstatement rate using the Form 477 data for six states (California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming) and then extrapolate to the nation.
Keywords: broadband, broadband mapping, National Broadband Map, Form 477 data
JEL Classification: L96
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