Household Internet Affordability and Its Affecting Factors in Thailand


Internet accessibility is considered a key factor affecting economic growth in the digital economy. In Thailand, while internet use is on the rise, household internet access is less widespread than in developed countries. This study examines the situation of household internet expenses, affordability, and the factors that affect households' internet affordability from 2012 to 2021. Descriptive statistics and linear regression analysis were used to analyze secondary data from the National Statistical Office of Thailand. According to the study, 73.28 percent of Thai households pay for membership or internet service expenses, and 49.03 percent of these households are required to pay an unreasonably high percentage of their income. Internet usage patterns a household has, as well as the number of computers it owns, are factors that influence the household's internet expenses, income, and affordability. This study also found that socio-economic class and residential location are key factors that affect internet affordability. Household size and residential type are important factors that impact internet expenses, while household size and socio-economic class are key factors that affect the income of households with internet expenses.

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Shanisara Chamwong, Rangsit University, Thailand
Narissara Charoenphandhu, Rangsit University, Thailand
Thoedsak Chomtohsuwan, Rangsit University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSS2023
Stream: Economics and Management

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Chamwong S., Charoenphandhu N., & Chomtohsuwan T. (2023) Household Internet Affordability and Its Affecting Factors in Thailand ISSN: 2186-2303 – The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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