Understanding Demand for Broadband: Willingness to Pay for Bandwidth and Latency


How to define “broadband” is a key part of today’s policy debates. The debate tends to focus solely on bandwidth and generally downplays consumer preferences. A new paper by TPI President Scott Wallsten and Indiana University Kelly School of Business coauthors Jeffrey Prince and Yu-Hsin Liu sheds light on these issues by estimating empirically how consumers value various attributes of broadband, including bandwidth, latency, and data caps.

Please join the Technology Policy Institute as Wallsten and Prince present their paper findings “Distinguishing Bandwidth and Latency in Households’ Willingness to-Pay for Broadband Internet Speed.

Lunch will be provided.

*All guests must register in order to attend.


Date and Time

  • October 19, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


409 12th Street SW, Second Floor, Washington, District of Columbia, 20024, United States