Sunday, October 13, 2019

Super-fast broadband may have negative side effects for companies

"Of course, it's difficult to believe that the internet is negative for companies—and we don't think that is the case: The internet and broadband are probably good for companies. What we found is rather

that the latest developments in technology have a negative side effect on productivity, and it's 
important to highlight this trend and investigate it further," says Martin Nordin, associate professor in labor market economics and one of the authors of the study.

"We saw that the negative effect first appeared in 2011. As this coincided with the start of the 4G network expansion, there is reason to believe that the effect is connected to mobile broadband. When an area gets optic fiber, it can be assumed that 4G transmission masts for mobile broadband are also set up," continues Martin Nordin.