BEA includes in its definition (1) the digital-enabling infrastructure needed for an interconnected computer network to exist and operate, (2) the digital transactions that take place using that system (“e-commerce”), and (3) the content that digital economy users create and access (“digital media”). BEA included only “primarily digital” good and services in the initial digital economy estimates. BEA will seek more feedback as we continue to refine our approach to measuring and presenting expanded statistics on the digital economy.

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