Vincent Chiu is a Technical Program Manager at Google
Since 2012, Google has supported the study and publication of broadband pricing for researchers, policymakers and the private sector to better understand the landscape and to help consumers make smarter choices about broadband access. We released the first dataset in August 2012, then refreshed the data in May 2013 and March 2014. Today we’re releasing the latest dataset, a result of our fourth iteration of the study. The mobile dataset covers 3,305 plans in 112 countries. The fixed dataset covers 1,983 plans in 105 countries.
December 2014 data links:
- Price observations for fixed broadband plans can be found here.
- Mobile broadband prices can be found here.
- Explanatory notes here and ancillary data is here.
We believe in the power of open data. We want this study to be useful for regulators, academics and policymakers to understand the state of internet access and make data-driven decisions. We plan to continue to sponsor this work in the future so we can identify trends in the space and we’d love to collaborate with other organizations who are interested in getting involved in this study. We would also like to hear how you are using this data. If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com.