Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy

Forecasting the Internet

Understanding the Explosive Growth of Data Communications

Editors: Loomis, David G., Taylor, Lester D. (Eds.)

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David O. Loomis Illinois State University The explosive growth of the Internet has caught most industry experts off guard. While data communications was expected to be the "wave of the future," few industry observers foresaw how rapid the change in focus from voice communications towards data would be. Understanding the data communications revolution has become an urgent priority for many in the telecommunications industry. Demand analysis and forecasting are critical tools to understanding these trends for both Internet access and Internet backbone service. Businesses have led residential customers in the demand for data services, but residential demand is currently increasing exponentiall y. Even as business demand for data communications is becoming better understood, residential broadband access demand is still largely unexplored. Cable modems and ADSL appear to be the current residential broadband choices yet demand elasticities and econometric model-based forecasts for these services are not currently available. The responsiveness of customers to price and income changes and customer's perceptions of the tradeoff in product characteristics between cable modems and ADSL is largely unknown. Demand for Internet access is derived from the demand for applications which utilize this access; access is not demanded independent of its usage. Thus it is important to understand Internet applications in order to understand the demand for access.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Loomis, David G.

    Pages 1-4

  • Forecasting the Internet

    Taylor, Lester D.

    Pages 5-9

  • The Demand for High-Speed Access to the Internet:

    Kridel, Don (et al.)

    Pages 11-22

  • What Drives Internet Demand in the UK?

    Cracknell, David (et al.)

    Pages 23-44

  • Forecasts for Internet/Online Access

    Vanston, Lawrence

    Pages 45-58

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forecasting the Internet
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Explosive Growth of Data Communications
Editors
  • David G. Loomis
  • Lester D. Taylor
Series Title
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0861-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0861-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7546-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5275-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 250
Topics