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dc.contributor.authorLyons, Seanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-18T16:12:45Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-18T16:12:45Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/44332-
dc.description.abstractThis paper tests whether households that are offered broadband service for the first time tend to delay in taking it up. Using cross-sectional data on broadband take-up and socioeconomic characteristics of small areas in Ireland, linked to GIS data on ADSL availability, I find that local adoption rates are positively associated with the time elapsed since service was first offered. The strength of this association increases for the first two years after local enabling of service and then decreases to zero after about five years. The paper also includes estimates of the effect of various household characteristics on adoption, finding effects broadly consistent with previous literature. Simultaneity in demand and supply are addressed using 2SLS regression. Further research will be needed to explain the mechanisms behind lags in adoption behaviour, but those evaluating investments or subsidies in broadband infrastructure should such take lags into account.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherITS Europe Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries21st European Regional ITS Conference, Copenhagen 2010en_US
dc.subject.jelL96en_US
dc.subject.jelD12en_US
dc.subject.jelR22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordresidential broadband demanden_US
dc.subject.keywordeconometric analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordspeed of adoptionen_US
dc.titleTiming and determinants of local residential broadband adoption: evidence from Irelanden_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654524661-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:itse10:24-
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