Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband


National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

09/18/2019 - 14:00

The digital economy accounted for 6.9 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, or $1.35 trillion, according to a recent survey by the Department of Commerce. Understanding how to measure and communicate the benefits of broadband is critical to building support for efforts to expand connectivity and use. Join BroadbandUSA and leading U.S. researchers to discuss their research into the economic impact of broadband deployment and adoption in the United States.


  • Roberto Gallardo, Assistant Director - Center for Regional Development, Purdue University

  • Brian Whitacre, Professor, Oklahoma State University

  • Alison Grant, Research Assistant and Instructor, Department of Agriculture, Purdue University


  • Katherine Bates, Manager of State and Local Partnerships, BroadbandUSA