Macedo, Hildebrando Rodrigues de Carvalho, Alexandre Xavier Ywata
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Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1503
In this paper, by using cross-section regression analysis, we studied the economic and human development factors affecting the diffusion of the broadband internet access at the level of municipalities in Brazil. As economic development indicators we used the GDP per capita, GDP and how it is distributed among the Agricultural, Industrial and Services sectors, for the year 2007. For the human development indicators we employed the Firjan Human Development Index for the year 2005. Broadband accesses data was provided by Anatel.