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Willingness to pay for the reduction of mobile phone blackspots in regional NSW (BIDA)

Project Member(s): Pellegrini, A., Bajada, C.

Funding or Partner Organisation: NSW Government Telecommunications Authority
Department of Regional NSW

Start year: 2022

Summary: At present, there are a number mobile phone blackspots across NSW. Regional areas, due to lower population density levels, have seen lower investment in telecommunication infrastructure, and therefore has a disproportionately higher level of poorer coverage. This research represents a follow-up study to one conducted by BIDA in 2020 for the Department of Regional (DPR) NSW. The study seeks to provide updated willingness to pay estimates for improving mobile phone black spots across NSW. The project not only seeks to replicate the previous study, but extend the research into further examining willingness to pay to improve connectivity whilst travelling.

FOR Codes: Mobile technologies and communications, Community services, Urban and regional planning