Broadband Competition Helps to Drive Lower Prices and Faster Download Speeds for U.S. Residential Consumers

White Paper, November 2016

High broadband internet pricing for many U.S. residential consumers, combined with relatively slow broadband speeds compared with those in many other developed countries, have spurred interest in policies that could help to lower broadband prices while increasing download and upload speeds. Some have advocated for increased competition in the broadband marketplace; however, the degree of change generated by such competition is unclear. 

 

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Authors

Mahoney D, Rafert G