The impact of broadband speed on productivity: findings from Turkish firms


DALGIÇ B., FAZLIOĞLU B.

APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, vol.27, no.21, pp.1764-1767, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 21
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13504851.2020.1722789
  • Journal Name: APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, CAB Abstracts, EconLit, Geobase, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.1764-1767
  • Keywords: Broadband, download speed, productivity, matching
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study utilizes Propensity Score Matching and Difference in Differences techniques to investigate whether the adoption of faster broadband generates higher productivity gains compared with broadband with normal speed. The empirical results confirm the significant role of higher speed broadband for better productivity performance of firms.