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Quantifying the Overstatement in Broadband Availability from the Form 477 Data: An Econometric Approach

Broadband availability data is collected from broadband providers at the census block level, which is the smallest geographic unit used by the Census Bureau for data tabulation. In collecting and reporting these data, it is assumed that if a singl

The Rewards of Municipal Broadband: An Econometric Analysis of the Labor Market

The first statistical evidence on the effects on labor market outcomes of municipal broadband systems.

Rhetoric Aside: What the Data Actually Say About Broadband Deployment

Looking at the Federal Communications Commission’s Form 477 data from 2015 and 2016, three empirical facts emerge: