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Who Gets Access to Fast Broadband in Los Angeles?

In this new Policy Brief from the Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) project, we probe for evidence that ISPs in Los Angeles County are neglecting investments in low-income areas and communities of color.  The analysis is based on the most recent deployment data available for fixed residential services collected by the CPUC in combination with demographic information from the American Community Survey. The findings indicate that competition and fiber-based services are less likely in low-income areas and communities of color,… Read More » “Who Gets Access to Fast Broadband in Los Angeles?”

ARNIC Director Hernan Galperin Presents at TPRC

Associate Professor and ARNIC Director Hernan Galperin presented a paper at the 47th Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) in Washington DC (Sep. 20-21, 2019). The paper is titled Who Gets Access to Fast Broadband? Evidence from Los Angeles County 2014-17, co-authored with doctoral students Thai Le and Kurt Daum, argues that competition between broadband providers and investments in high-speed services (e.g., fiber-to-the-home services) are less likely in low-income and minority communities, with the largest deficits observed in areas of high poverty and large shares of African-American residents…. Read More » “ARNIC Director Hernan Galperin Presents at TPRC”

Gabriel Laender joining ARNIC as a Visiting Scholar

ARNIC is very excited to welcome Gabriel Laender as a visiting scholar! Gabriel Laender is a Brazilian attorney, ICT researcher and legal tech entrepreneur. He was policy advisor to the Strategic Affairs Secretariat of the President´s Office (SAE), and later became telecommunication advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Executive Office of the President (Casa Civil), where he coordinated the regulatory aspects of the Brazilian National Broadband Plan. He has a Law Ph.D. from the University of Brasilia,… Read More » “Gabriel Laender joining ARNIC as a Visiting Scholar”

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Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup

This week we are putting the spotlight on second year Communication PhD student Anna Loup. Anna has been an active member of ARNIC for several years and is currently working on some very exciting research projects!

Name: Anna Loup
General research interests: My interests are currently focused on researching the underlying critical infrastructures that enable and maintain digital communication technologies. I am predominantly interested in the power structures inherent in how these critical infrastructure systems are developed,… Read More » “Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup”

Broadband: We must do better

(This article was originally published on The Conversation)
By Hernan Galperin, François Bar and Annette M. Kim
Los Angeles is home to some of the most creative people and businesses in the planet. Our filmmakers, musicians, visual artists, software engineers and scientists entertain the world and push the knowledge frontier forward. Their process is often a mystery, but their tools are not. Underpinning their intellectual pursuit is broadband Internet access, which fosters creativity and innovation by enabling access to information and supporting collaborative work…. Read More » “Broadband: We must do better”

Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room

Among the conceivably infinite social and economic effects of the internet is the rise of women-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. For over thirty years, donor and international aid programs have invested heavily to help women in developing countries build and grow microenterprises, the business context in which the terms “woman” and “entrepreneur” have until recently been linked.
As a result of labor exploitation, human deprivation, illicit markets and the wealth disparities that have ensued from globalization,… Read More » “Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room”