The Effect of Internet Download Speeds on Income in a County

by Zachary Milnes

Faculty mentor: Dr. Amrita Dhar

In this presentation I perform a Two-Stage Least Squares regression on data over the 5 years between 2014 and the end of 2018 in 135 counties in the continental US in order to determine whether faster download speeds are correlated with higher per capita income. I find that there is in fact a statistically significant effect, where just a 10 mbps increase in average download speeds is correlated with a 7% higher income.

The Effect of Internet Download Speeds on Income in a County

One Reply to “The Effect of Internet Download Speeds on Income in a County”

  1. This has particular importance with the move of K-12 education to online learning this spring!

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