Macedo, Hildebrando Rodrigues de Carvalho, Alexandre Xavier Ywata
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Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1494
Applying econometric models on panel data, we analyzed the possible relation between the increase in broadband Internet access density in Brazil and the GDP and GDP per capita growth. Broadband access densities, GDP, GDP per capita and the population education level data were disaggregated at State level. Data regarding investment in telecommunications we used at the country level. Data for broadband access density per State, between 2000 and 2006, had to be estimated based on the data available at the country level, because data detailed at State (and municipality) levels are available only for 2007 and onwards.