Fei Xue is a Staff Analyst at Google
For the last couple years, Google has worked with Communications Chambers to produce a dataset of retail broadband Internet service prices. We released the first dataset in August 2012 and updated it again in May 2013. This dataset enables international comparisons over time and can potentially be used to evaluate the efficacy of particular public policies on consumer prices.
Today, we’re happy to announce the 3rd edition of this dataset. This release expanded the coverage with improved quality: up to ~3000 mobile plans and 1800+ fixed from major ISPs over ~100 countries.
- 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 received a lot of positive feedback after the first two releases, and we hope this dataset is useful for regulators, policy makers, academics and advocates in making informed, data-driven decisions.