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Broadband Internet in the U.S.

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dc.contributor.advisor Haynes, Kingsley E. Parajuli, Jitendra
dc.creator Parajuli, Jitendra en_US 2013-08-09T15:39:42Z 2013-08-09T15:39:42Z 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines resource utilization and new firm formation in relation to broadband Internet in the U.S. Data envelopment analysis was used to assess the utilization of broadband Internet. Analyses at the state level from 2005 through 2007 suggest that broadband adoption and use is not equally efficient across the U.S. states. Although the instantaneous efficiencies are relatively high for many states, the changes in total factor productivity suggest that the efficiency of broadband adoption and use increases over time. Moreover, it is observed that efficiency values are often spatially autocorrelated, which suggest spatial dependence from spillovers or interstate competition. This leads to a particular spatial diffusion pattern in broadband adoption.
dc.format.extent 217 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Jitendra Parajuli en_US
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject Broadband en_US
dc.subject Infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject Telecommunications en_US
dc.title Broadband Internet in the U.S. en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Public Policy en George Mason University en

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