This study evaluated the broadband economic impact in Brazil by using simultaneous equation analysis with endogenous
variables. It was found that each 1p.p. increase in the broadband penetration is related to between 0.038p.p and 0.18p.p. GDP
growth, and between 0.196p.p. and 0.362p.p. GDP per capita growth. Data regarding the number of broadband accesses,
disaggregated by each State as well as the investment in the telecommunications sector, consolidated nationwide, for the
period 2000 to 2008 came from ANATEL, the Brazilian telecommunications regulatory agency. Some of these data had to be
estimated as well the prices charged, which can be partially credited for the high economic impact found. The effort to
overcome the lack of reliable statistics in Brazil by estimating the missing data is an important part of the work and must be
seen as an incentive for doing such studies in countries dealing with the same lack of data problem.