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Determinants of Fixed broadband diffusion: An International Study

Pachis, Athanasios (2018): Determinants of Fixed broadband diffusion: An International Study.

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Abstract

Broadband diffusion has long been recognized as an important driver of economic growth. This study attempts to identify the relevant factors that influence broadband uptake. Contrary to most relevant studies, it utilizes a worldwide sample.This allows to take into account differences on how these factors affect broadband diffusion between countries that exhibit significant variations, in terms of their developmental level. Except other factors, that have been previously identified by previous studies, this study highlights the importance of the development of e-services in inciting broadband diffusion. Finally, we find evidence that there are differences in the relevance of factors such as liberalization or the development of e-services, between countries with disparate income levels, in driving broadband.

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