Productivity impacts from improved broadband

The Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research (BCARR) has released its findings on the effects of improved broadband on business productivity in a new research paper.

In this paper, BCARR looks at the link between improved broadband adoption and productivity growth at the individual business level for the period 2009–10 to 2018–19.

The research shows that firms that switch from DSL to fibre/cable-based broadband experience increased productivity growth. Growth is highest in the year immediately following adoption of high-speed broadband.

The research also found that more productive firms tend to have high-speed broadband connections.

To read the paper and see a visual summary of the findings, visit the broadband productivity page, or follow the links below:

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