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.