The National Broadband Map: Early Results from Social Science Research

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The National Broadband Map: Early Results from Social Science Research

Tuesday, March 22, 2010

Noon to 3pm

National Press Club

First Amendment Lounge

12:00 –  Lunch

12:20 – Key Note Remarks: Tom Power, Chief of Staff, NTIA

12:50   Panel IUsing the National Broadband Map for Analysis of Communities and Regions

Introductory remarks: John Horrigan, TechNet

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

Sharon Strover, Wenhong Chen (University of Texas), “Broadband infrastructure quality in rural America”

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

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

Audience Q&A

1:55     Panel IIUsing the NBM: Challenges & Opportunities for Policymaking

Panel moderator: John Horrigan, TechNet

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”

Comments: Anne Neville, NTIA, Steven Morris, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Debbie Goldman, Communications Workers of America.

Discussion & Audience Q&A