The Net Benefits of Broadband Adoption: An Empirical Case Study of Rural Indiana #MNBroadband Conference

The Net Benefits of Broadband Adoption: An Empirical Case Study of Rural Indiana Alison Grant, Ph.D. Student, Researcher, & Instructor, Dept of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
The presentation will provide an overview of a study conducted by Alison Grant, Dr. Wallace Tyner and Dr. Larry DeBoer of Purdue University that outlines and projects the statewide net benefits that could be obtained from installation of rural broadband in all of the areas served by Rural Electric Member Cooperatives (REMC) in the state of Indiana. If such a network were built, about 80 percent of the landmass would be served, and it could provide $12 billion in net present value benefits. From a societal perspective, the rural broadband investment is clearly quite attractive. However, the anticipated revenue from customers would not be adequate to cover the total system costs, so some form of external assistance would be needed to incentivize the investments.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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