Understanding Demand for Broadband: Willingness to Pay for Bandwidth and Latency

Technology Policy Institute
October 19, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

How to define “broadband” is a key part of today’s policy debates. The debate tends to focus solely on bandwidth and generally downplays consumer preferences. A new paper by TPI President Scott Wallsten and Indiana University Kelly School of Business coauthors Jeffrey Prince and Yu-Hsin Liu sheds light on these issues by estimating empirically how consumers value various attributes of broadband, including bandwidth, latency, and data caps.


Distinguishing Bandwidth and Latency in Households’ Willingness to-Pay for Broadband Internet Speed