Rural Broadband Economics: A Review of Rural Subsidies
Jul 11, 2018
Business Sector: Government
Staff: Jim Stegeman
Date: July 2018
In establishing sound public policy (and rules implementing that policy) regarding broadband deployment in high cost and rural areas, it is useful to first consider the economics of investments. In their report, Rural Broadband Economics: A Review of Rural Subsidies, coauthors Steve G. Parsons, President, Parsons Applied Economics and James Stegeman, President, CostQuest Associates, share their research on subsidies and costs for delivering broadband to rural areas.
The following is the full report published by Mr. Stegeman and Mr. Parsons.