Partnership for a Connected Illinois | Appendix A | Appendix B | Appendix C | Appendix D | Supplement | Supplemental Materials | Additional Supplement | Final Report | Project Data
The Partnership for a Connected Illinois Project (PCI) in partnership with Connected Living, Inc., Citizens Utility Board, studied the effects of access to digital literacy and consumers’ choice among plans offering varying speeds using fixed broadband among the member ETCs within their study areas. All participating subscribers were able to receive a one-time $60 credit toward installation fees, a free modem, or necessary connection device (subsidized by the ETC), and a $30 monthly discount on broadband services and the option to purchase a refurbished desktop computer from Computer Banc at discount. That is, there was no variation in subsidy amounts across subscribers. Rather, the PCI project focused solely on the effect of offering digital literacy training.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015