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New policy brief on broadband competition in LA county

A new policy brief has been published as part of the Connected Communities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) project, along with an interactive mapping tool. The findings indicate that broadband competition remains weak throughout LA County. While the share of residents able to choose between two or more competitors increased in 2016, about half still lacked choice in broadband service. Further, these gains in competition mostly benefited higher-income areas,… Read More » “New policy brief on broadband competition in LA county”

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James E. Prieger visits ARNIC to discuss mobile broadband use among racial minorities

On October 18th, ARNIC welcomed guest speaker Dr. James E. Prieger, who discussed “The promise of mobile broadband for minority communities.” Dr. Prieger is an economist specializing in regulatory economics, industrial organization, economics of illicit markets, and applied econometrics. He is a Professor at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy.
Dr. Prieger has written for scholarly journals on a diverse array of policy topics such as the impact of telecommunications regulation on innovation; broadband deployment and the digital divide;… Read More » “James E. Prieger visits ARNIC to discuss mobile broadband use among racial minorities”

ARNIC member Cerianne Robertson, recently published in IJOC.

Congratulations to several ARNIC members for recent publications!

In the past few months, several of our student ARNIC members have written publications that have been accepted into esteemed academic journals. Please join us in congratulating these scholars!

Arul Chib (PhD 2007) Hoan Nguyen (Annenberg Doctoral Student), “Essentialist Identities as Resistance to Immobilities: Communicative Mobilities of Vietnamese Foreign Brides in Singapore,” International Journal of Communication.

Nathaniel Ming Curran,… Read More » “Congratulations to several ARNIC members for recent publications!”

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Hernán Galperin to Moderate Panel at Mobile World Congress Americas

Hernán Galperin (Research Associate Professor at USC Annenberg School of Communication) will be moderating a panel at the Mobile World Congress Americas—the biggest telecommunications industry event worldwide. The conference takes place in Los Angeles from September 12-14.
Dr. Galperin will be spearheading the panel as part of the Latin American Media & Convergent Services Summit. His panel, titled, “Paving the way towards convergent services – A regulatory and operational point of view”… Read More » “Hernán Galperin to Moderate Panel at Mobile World Congress Americas”

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Ivan Allen College
Georgia Institute of Technology

ARNIC Welcomes Dr. Michael L. Best to Discuss ICTD Research

On September 4th, ARNIC kicked off the academic year with speaker Dr. Michael L. Best, who spoke on topics surrounding ICTD (information and communication technology and development) research.
Dr. Best is an associate professor with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs the Technologies and International Development Lab. He was founding director of the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macau SAR,… Read More » “ARNIC Welcomes Dr. Michael L. Best to Discuss ICTD Research”

ARNIC members to be awarded Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at TPRC

ARNIC members Matthew Bui and Rachel Moran will be awarded the Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at this year’s TPRC.
Their paper “Race, Ethnicity, and Issues of Digital Access and Representation: Centering Communities of Color and their Concerns in Internet Issues” was selected by the TPRC panel for the award and will be presented at the upcoming conference.
Congratulations Matt and Rachel!… Read More » “ARNIC members to be awarded Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at TPRC”

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Congratulations to ARNIC members Drs. Nathalie Marechal and Nahoi Koo – our latest PhD graduates!

Nathalie successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on April 30th.  Her committee members were Professors Christina Dunbar-Hester, Patrick James (POIR), Shawn Powers (Georgia State Univ.), and Patricia Riley (Chair).
Nathalie’s dissertation title is “Use Signal, Use Tor? The Political Economy of Digital Rights Technology.”
Nahoi successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on May 1st.  Her committee members were Professors Mike Ananny, Jonathan Aronson, Manuel Castells (Chair), and Peter Monge.  Nahoi’s dissertation title is “Silicon Valley in the 21st Century: Entrepreneurial Resilience and Networked Innovation.”
Congratulations to both –… Read More » “Congratulations to ARNIC members Drs. Nathalie Marechal and Nahoi Koo – our latest PhD graduates!”

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Congratulations to ARNIC member Dr Shabnam Shalizi – our latest PhD graduate!

Shabnam successfully defended her dissertation on April 19th.  Her committee members were Professors Jonathan Aronson, Manuel Castells (Chair), Nick Cull, and Peter Robertson (Price School).  Shabnam’s dissertation title is “The Missing Link in Global Value Chains: Women-Owned SME’s in Emerging Markets.”
Congratulations Dr. Shalizi – we look forward to following your career!… Read More » “Congratulations to ARNIC member Dr Shabnam Shalizi – our latest PhD graduate!”

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Mark Cotham speaks to ARNIC on the challenges of librarianship in Sub-Saharan Africa

On Tuesday ARNIC was joined by Mark Cotham who spoke on the challenges of librarianship in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mark Cotham is a largely retired attorney who practiced for over thirty years, primarily prosecuting claims by royalty owners against the world’s largest oil companies. Today, he runs a small non-profit (Good Steward Global Initiative) in Houston, Texas that establishes libraries in the developing world. He travels to East Africa 2-3 times a year to establish libraries and is looking forward to his 20th trip there this summer.   … Read More » “Mark Cotham speaks to ARNIC on the challenges of librarianship in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Matt Bui

Meet an ARNIC member – Matt Bui

This week we are putting the spotlight on third year doctoral student Matt Bui. In addition to his research at USC, Matt is also the Randall Lewis Data Science Fellow at the Southern California Association of Governments.
 
Name: Matthew Bui
General research interests: urban data science, digital inclusion, digital and data equity, telecommunications policy

What projects are you currently working on?
1. Yelp and hipster coffee shops in Los Angeles: The mediation of neighborhood change…. Read More » “Meet an ARNIC member – Matt Bui”