Quantifying the Overstatement in Broadband Availability from the Form 477 Data: An Econometric Approach

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

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Date Written: July 11, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., Quantifying the Overstatement in Broadband Availability from the Form 477 Data: An Econometric Approach (July 11, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3608442 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3608442

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