National Broadband Map Event

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March 22, 2011

The event showcased — for the first time — how the broadband map can help shed light on important questions such as competition in local markets, network quality at anchor institutions such as schools and libraries, and high-speed infrastructure quality in low-income neighborhoods. Among the researchers featured at the event were Yochai Benkler at Harvard, Johannes Bauer at Michigan State, Nicol Turner-Lee of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Sharon Strover from the University of Texas, Chris Forman of Georgia Tech, Narine Badasyan of Murray State, and George Ford of the Phoenix Center. The event will kick-off remarks from NTIA Chief of Staff Tom Power and include the participation of National Broadband Map program manager Anne Neville. We were also fortunate to have comments on the NBM and the researchers’ presentations from Steven Morris from NCTA and Debbie Goldman from the Communications Workers of America.

Here are the presentations from the different panelists that attended the event:

Chris Forman (Georgia Tech), Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto), Shane Greenstein (Northwestern University), “Broadband at community anchor institutions” (Part 1)(Part 2)(Part 3)(Part 4)

Nicol Turner-Lee, Ying Li and Mikyung Baek (Joint Center on Political and Economic Studies) “Does Place Really Matter? Broadband Availability, Race,and Income” (Part 1)(Part 2)(Part 3)

Narine Badasyan, Simone Silva, Michael R. Busby (Murray State),“The National Broadband Map and the Digital Divide” (Part 1)(Part 2)(Part 3)

Yochai Benkler, Travis Coan, Robert Faris, Laura Miyakawa, and Julio Ortiz (Berkman Center, Harvard Law School), “What the National Broadband Map says about competition”

Johannes Bauer (Michigan State), Anthony Grubesic (Drexel University), Robert Larose (Michigan State), “From Data to Action: Mining the National Broadband Map to Improve Policy”

George Ford (Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies), “Challenges in Using the National Broadband Map’s Data”

If you have a dropbox account, you may download the video file here.