In 2010, Ericsson and Arthur D. Little conducted an in-depth study titled “Socioeconomic Impact of Broadband Network Investments,” which measured the economic effects of broadband penetration. It explored the latest understanding of the impact of fixed and mobile broadband investments. The study was based on more than 120 academic reports and business papers published between 2001 and 2010, and results showed that broadband penetration has positive effects on society.
In 2011, Ericsson initiated a follow-up research project, “Socioeconomic Effects of Broadband Speed,” comprising two studies: the first on a macroeconomic (national) level, and the second on a microeconomic (household) level. This report focuses on the results of these two studies.