Berkman Center at Harvard Launches Dashboard Aimed at Aggregating Broadband Data
October 2nd, 2015
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 2, 2015 – The Berkman Center for Internet and Society here has launched an ambitious new dashboard designed to provide a visualization of internet health and activity.
The dashboard, which debuted at the World Economic Forum in Geneva on Monday, builds upon the prior collection of broadband data available through Internet Monitor, a project of Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center.
The dashboard is a tool for policymakers, researchers and users to understand, at a glance, various metrics pertaining to broadband access and use.
Herdict Project Receives $1.5 Million in Funding
September 9th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2010 – The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has received a $1.5 million grant for its Herdict project. The grant was given by Omidyar Network, an investment firm targeting philanthropic projects established in 2004 by eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar.
Obama Talks Open Internet, and Twitter and Google, In China
Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality
November 16th, 2009
November 16, 2009 – Speaking in a country known for its internet censorship policies and heavy-handed government involvement in communications technologies, President Obama repeatedly took the time to voice his support for an “open internet” in Shanghai on Monday.
“So I’m a big supporter of not restricting internet use, internet access, other information technologies like Twitter. The more open we are, the more we can communicate. And it also helps to draw the world together,” said Obama.
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Talks Continue Amid Controversy Over Leaked Draft
November 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 4, 2009 – While representatives of countries were scheduled to begin meeting today in Seoul, South Korea, to negotiate a confidential international anti-counterfeiting trade agreement, some public interest and consumer groups continue to press for more transparency of the negotiations. On November 3 a number of groups signed a letter addressed to President Obama and carbon copied to other key administration officials calling for greater transparency of the talks.
U.S. Broadband Performance Less-Than-The-Best, Berkman Center Reports to FCC
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
October 14th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 14, 2009 – In a draft 232-page report that the Berkman Center of Harvard University conducted for the Federal Communications Commission – and was released by the agency on Wednesday – the United States was rated less-than-the-best in broadband performance.
BroadbandCensus.com: Starting the Ball Rolling on Crowdsourcing
September 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2009 – Public and transparent broadband data has now been elevated to the level of a fundamental principle, at least in the Monday speech by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. But it’s worth reflecting on the time – not so long ago – when the quest to collect this kind of broadband data was an unrealized vision at the losing end of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.