Rural Broadband Economics: A Review of Rural Subsidies

Policy Support

Jul 11, 2018

Business Sector:   Government

Staff:                     Jim Stegeman

Date:                     July 2018

Summary:

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.

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