Derek Slater is a Policy Manager at Google.
Last year, we hired a respected consultancy, Communications Chambers, to produce an international dataset of retail broadband Internet connectivity prices. The dataset can be used to make international comparisons and evaluate the efficacy of particular public policies—e.g., direct regulation and oversight of Internet peering and termination charges—on consumer prices.
We received a lot of positive feedback and suggestions—thank you!—and have now made available an updated dataset.
- A Fusion Table containing the price observations for 1,523 fixed broadband plans can be found here.
- A Fusion Table containing 2,167 mobile broadband prices can be found here.
- Explanatory notes here, and ancillary data is here.