On Tuesday, December 6, Associate Director Pablo I. Varas presented his research paper titled “How Does Low-end Entry Affect High-end Service Quality in U.S. Residential Broadband Service Markets?” in conjunction with a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Economic Seminar series.
This paper investigates the effects of entry by low quality residential service providers on high-end residential service quality in local U.S. broadband markets, which in a plurality of areas have historically been structured as a duopoly of providers utilizing legacy (cable and digital subscriber line—DSL) wireline technologies.
Dr. Kenneth Flamm from the University of Texas-Austin is a co-author of the research paper.
Read the paper here.