BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF RURAL BROADBAND IN THE TIPMONT COOPERATIVE IN INDIANA

The objective of this study is to estimate the costs and benefits of rural broadband for the Tipmont Rural Electric Cooperative service territory. It does so by analyzing the “real world” costs of providing broadband service to households in a targeted multi-county area of Indiana, and estimating the benefits that can accrue to these households and the surrounding economy. This analysis can offer a valuable framework for assessing the net benefit of providing broadband services across rural areas of Indiana.