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The economic impacts of telecommunications networks and broadband internet: A survey

Irene Bertschek, Wolfgang Briglauer, Kai Hüschelrath, Benedikt Kauf and Thomas Niebel
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Kai Hueschelrath

No 16-056, ZEW Discussion Papers from ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Abstract: We provide a structured overview of the quantitative literature on the economic impacts of telecommunications networks and broadband internet. Differentiating between wireline and wireless technologies as well as broadband availability and broadband adoption, respectively, we review studies investigating the impacts on economic growth, employment and regional development as well as productivity and firm performance. Eventually, the survey does not only allow the identification of main research gaps but also provides useful information for policy makers on the significance and importance of communication networks for social welfare.

Keywords: Telecommunications; Broadband; Economic Growth; Employment; Regional Development; Productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 J23 J24 L96 O33 O47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-geo, nep-ict, nep-lma, nep-net, nep-reg and nep-tid
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