.

Analysis

.

Provider Competition in USF Study Areas

.
In an ideal situation, all Americans would have access to many broadband providers, technologies and speeds. In such cases, this multitude of provider choices would increase competition- causing prices to decrease and quality of service to increase. Consumers in some areas, in fact, have this luxury, while others do not.
.
In these areas of low competition, consumers have little choice over who to buy broadband service from. Without rivals to challenge for customers, providers can be complacent, keeping prices high and quality of service low. These "monopolistic" geographies hinder consumer choice. It is important to identify these areas in order to address the issue.
.
To assess the level of competition in each USF Study Area, we measured the deviation of actual competition from the "ideal" case (a benchmark of the perfectly competitive environment). View our Methodology Here
.

Site developed by Emprata

www.emprata.com