23 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2005
Date Written: September 2005
The paper addresses the determinants of diffusion of broadband infrastructure by looking a the US Federal States. It tries to identify in particular to what extent intra- and inter-platform competition contribute to accelerating the speed of diffusion. Panel data analysis results indicate that both types of competition significantly affect the the rate of diffusion, although with different effects. Intra-platform competition seems to have a positive impact only initially on the rate of diffusion, but then dissipates. For the longer term, inter-platform competition has a much more important role in driving the rate of diffusion. The study takes account of the impact of other variables measuring competition in the telecommunications sector as well.
Keywords: Broadband, diffusion of technology, competition, US, regulation, telecommunications
JEL Classification: L51, L96
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Gruber, Harald and Denni, Mario, The Diffusion of Broadband Telecommunications: The Role of Competition (September 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=829504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.829504