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.
Broadband Conference in Western Massachusetts Aims to Highlight Internet’s Role in Economic Development
September 5th, 2014
September 5, 2014 – Broadband Communities Magazine is hosting its third annual conference on the role that broadband plays in economic development from Tues., Sept. 16 through Thurs., Sept. 18 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The conference builds on successful prior event held in Danville, Virginia, in fall 2012; and in Tinley Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, […]
Broadband Poised to Change the Fabric of Higher Education, Say Panelists at The Cable Show
Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Education
June 8th, 2012
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 – The increasing prevalence on high-speed internet is beginning to have a major effort on universities and they way that they approach the creation and dissemination of the “content” created in higher education, said panelists speaking at a special event of BroadbandBreakfast.com at The Cable Show in Boston. BroadbandBreakfast.com released the […]
Education and Entertainment Seen as Essential to Minority Adoption
Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality, Universal Service
December 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – In order to provide universal broadband, national policymakers will need to better understand and motivate under-indexed minority groups. That was the message at the Internet Innovation Alliance’s ‘Universal Broadband: Access for All Americans’ conference on Thursday.
“It’s a question of knowledge and accessibility just as much as it is affordability,” said Cornell Belcher, pollster and President of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies.
Broadband People Column: Victoria Espinel Confirmed For Top Intellectual Property Post
Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Premium Content
December 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 4, 2009 – The Senate has confirmed Victoria Espinel to be the first U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.
Her job will be to craft the nation’s next intellectual property strategy. Though former President George Bush created the position of U.S. Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement and filled it with Chris Israel, the intellectual property czar has been elevated to a White House position under President Obama.
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.
Digital Natives May Force Rethinking on Copyright, Privacy and Broadband
October 16th, 2008
WASHINGTON, October 16 – As a part of its burgeoning lecture and discussion series, “DC Talks”, Google’s Washington office on Wednesday featured Berkman Center Director and Harvard Law Professor John Palfrey and his new book, Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.