Pope County Community

Cash flow Survey

Statistical Report:

Telecommunications

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jon Anderson, Associate Professor of Statistics

Dr. Engin Sungur, Professor of Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Report

www5555.morris.umn.edu//pope/reportmainframe.html

 

 

 

 

University of Minnesota, Morris

Statistics Discipline

Morris, MN 56267

5/14/02


 

 

 

 

Related Survey Questions:

 

 

7. Do you purchase these products and services for personal use?

8. If yes, what percentage of these purchases and services do you buy in Pope County?

Telecommunications

oYES      oNO

o0     o1-20 o21-40 o41-60 o61-80 o81-100

 

19. How important are these factors in encouraging you to spend more locally on telecommunication products or services:

Better customer and support services

Not Important   o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Very Important

Quality of products or services

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Wider selection of products or services

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

More availability of products or services

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Competitive pricing

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Other (please specify)

 

 

Tables:

 

 

Telecommunications                                      

         „ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒ†

                                 Importance to Spend More Locally                 

                         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‰        

                            Not   ‚Somewhat ‚         ‚Somewhat ‚  Very           

                         ‚Important‚Unimport-‚Neutral =‚Important‚Important‚        

                            = 1   ‚ ant = 2 ‚    3       = 4      = 5   ‚Total‚   

                         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒ‰   

                            Pct      Pct      Pct      Pct      Pct     N  ‚MEAN‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Better Customer ‚                                                     

         ‚and Support                                                          

         ‚Services              7.3‚      4.2‚     23.0‚     27.7‚     37.7‚  191‚ 3.8‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Quality of                                                           

         ‚Products              4.7‚      2.6‚     19.3‚     30.2‚     43.2‚  192‚ 4.0‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Wider Selection ‚                                                     

         ‚of Products           5.8‚      5.2‚     22.5‚     31.9‚     34.6‚  191‚ 3.8‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚More                                                                 

         ‚Availability of ‚                                                     

         ‚Products              6.8‚      2.6‚     19.5‚     33.7‚     37.4‚  190‚ 3.9‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Competitive                                                          

         ‚Pricing               3.7‚      3.2‚     13.2‚     20.0‚     60.0‚  190‚ 4.3‚

         Šƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒŒ

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications

 

   „ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒ†

   ‚Demographics                       Percent Spent Locally                             

                  ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‰        

                                                                     81-          

                  ‚Missing ‚Zero %=0‚1-20%=1 ‚21-40%=2‚41-60%=3‚61-80%=4‚ 100%=5 ‚Total‚   

                  ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒ‰   

                    Pct     Pct     Pct     Pct     Pct     Pct     Pct     N  ‚MEAN‚

   ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

   ‚Location of                                                                    

   ‚Residence:                                                                     

   ‚Missing               .‚    50.0‚       .‚       .‚    50.0‚       .‚       .‚    2‚ 1.5‚

   ‚Rural               2.9‚    24.8‚    16.2‚     1.0‚    11.4‚    19.0‚    24.8‚  105‚ 2.6‚

   ‚In Town             4.4‚    21.1‚    10.0‚     4.4‚    12.2‚    10.0‚    37.8‚   90‚ 3.0‚

   ‚Nearest City:                                                                  

   ‚Missing               .‚    50.0‚       .‚       .‚       .‚    50.0‚       .‚    2‚ 2.0‚

   ‚Cyrus                 .‚    60.0‚    10.0‚       .‚       .‚    20.0‚    10.0‚   10‚ 1.4‚

   ‚Farwell               .‚       .‚    33.3‚       .‚       .‚    33.3‚    33.3‚    3‚ 3.3‚

   ‚Glenwood            3.5‚    24.7‚    12.9‚     3.5‚    15.3‚    14.1‚    25.9‚   85‚ 2.6‚

   ‚Long Beach            .‚    30.8‚     7.7‚       .‚     7.7‚    23.1‚    30.8‚   13‚ 2.8‚

   ‚Lowry               6.3‚     6.3‚    18.8‚       .‚     6.3‚    18.8‚    43.8‚   16‚ 3.5‚

   ‚Sedan                 .‚    55.6‚    22.2‚       .‚       .‚    22.2‚       .‚    9‚ 1.1‚

   ‚Starbuck            5.3‚     5.3‚     7.9‚     5.3‚    13.2‚    10.5‚    52.6‚   38‚ 3.8‚

   ‚Villard             5.6‚    27.8‚    22.2‚       .‚    22.2‚     5.6‚    16.7‚   18‚ 2.1‚

   ‚Westport              .‚    33.3‚       .‚       .‚       .‚       .‚    66.7‚    3‚ 3.3‚

   ‚Adults Employed‚                                                                

   ‚Outside Pope                                                                   

   ‚County?                                                                        

   ‚Missing             4.5‚    19.8‚    11.7‚     0.9‚    14.4‚    15.3‚    33.3‚  111‚ 3.0‚

   ‚Yes                 2.9‚    29.0‚    14.5‚     5.8‚     8.7‚    14.5‚    24.6‚   69‚ 2.4‚

   ‚No                    .‚    23.5‚    17.6‚       .‚    11.8‚    11.8‚    35.3‚   17‚ 2.8‚

   ‚12 to 18 Year                                                                  

   ‚Olds in Family?‚                                                                

   ‚Yes                 4.3‚    26.6‚    17.0‚     3.2‚    11.7‚    11.7‚    25.5‚   94‚ 2.4‚

   ‚No                  2.9‚    20.4‚     9.7‚     1.9‚    12.6‚    17.5‚    35.0‚  103‚ 3.1‚

   ‚Disposable                                                                     

   ‚Income:                                                                        

   ‚Missing               .‚    31.6‚    10.5‚       .‚     5.3‚     5.3‚    47.4‚   19‚ 2.8‚

   ‚$14 K or less         .‚    10.0‚    30.0‚       .‚    10.0‚    30.0‚    20.0‚   10‚ 2.8‚

   ‚$15 K - $29 K         .‚    25.0‚    15.6‚     6.3‚     9.4‚    18.8‚    25.0‚   32‚ 2.6‚

   ‚$30 K - $44 K       6.9‚    24.1‚    12.1‚     1.7‚    12.1‚    12.1‚    31.0‚   58‚ 2.7‚

   ‚$45 K - $59 K       2.6‚    25.6‚    10.3‚     2.6‚    17.9‚    12.8‚    28.2‚   39‚ 2.7‚

   ‚$60 K - $75 K       4.2‚    20.8‚    16.7‚     4.2‚     8.3‚    20.8‚    25.0‚   24‚ 2.7‚

   ‚$75 K or more       6.7‚    13.3‚     6.7‚       .‚    20.0‚    13.3‚    40.0‚   15‚ 3.4‚

   Šƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒŒ

 

 

 


Charts:

 

 

 

Reactions & Comments:

 

Approximately 46 percent of spending on telecommunications services is done locally.  There is quite a mix of purchasing of telecom services, many purchase exclusively in the county, but many purchase nothing within the county.

 

No large differences among income groups.  Very highest income levels seem to purchase a higher fraction of services within the county.

 

Wider selection of products seems to be more important to those who only purchase a moderate amount of services within the county.  They respond that this is important more frequently than  those who already purchase much of their services within the county.  There is some evidence that product selection might be improved to get more business from within the county.

 

Wider availability of services responses shows evidence that those who only purchase a portion of their services in the county respond that availibility is an important factor in purchasing more.  This establishes some evidence that if products were available they would be purchased.

 

Written Comments:

 


*We need high speed internet access

*Would love NOT to spend locally, but it is a monopoly

*no interest

*Don't use

*services are not locally owned

*not currently involved(no 19)