How Expensive Are U.S. Broadband and Wireless Services?
10 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2021
Date Written: April 29, 2021
A conventional wisdom holds that competition for broadband and wireless services has declined in the United States over the past 20 years. This note provides an updated comparison of the US with other rich countries, focusing on prices, speed, and investment. Contrary to some recent commentaries, it finds that the conventional wisdom is largely correct and that American consumers pay more than consumers in other industrialized nations.
Keywords: Telecommunication, Competition, Consumer Welfare
JEL Classification: D42, D43
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