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The diffusion of broadband telecommunications: the role of competition

Mario Denni () and Harald Gruber

No 60, Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' from Department of Economics - University Roma Tre

Abstract: This paper addresses the determinants of diffusion of broadband infrastructure by looking at the U.S. 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 rate of diffusion, although with different effect. 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 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; Technological diffusion; Regulation and competition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L1 L86 L96 O3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29
Date: 2006-04
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-com, nep-ind, nep-reg and nep-tid
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