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Digital Inclusion Project: USC PEW CETF Expert Advisory Panel

By Lichen Zhen | October 21, 2021

Source: California Emerging Technology Fund In partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and with the support of the Pew Charitable Trust, the ARNIC research team led by Professor François Bar and Hernán Galperin are researching to identify effective and sustainable strategies to provide affordable Internet to all Americans. An Expert Advisory Panel of…

USC and CETF Collaborate on Groundbreaking Research

By Lichen Zhen | October 21, 2021

In the first-of-its-kind collaboration, nationally-recognized researchers from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)In partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and with the support of the Pew Charitable Trust, the ARNIC research team led by Professor François Bar and Hernán…

Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup

By Rachel Moran | February 22, 2018

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…

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Meet our new visiting scholar – Dr. V. Sridhar

By Ke Huang-Isherwood | April 13, 2022

During April and May of this year, Dr. V. Sridhar from the Centre for IT and Public Policy at the International Institute of Information Technology in Bangalore, India is visiting with ARNIC. Dr. Sridhar’s expertise is on telecom regulation and policy in India, such as data localization and spectrum policies. His most recent work addresses…

New book by Prof. Ellen Helsper: The Digital Disconnect: The Social Causes and Consequences of Digital Inequalities

By Ke Huang-Isherwood | February 22, 2022

ARNIC affiliate Prof. Ellen Helsper’s authored book, “The Digital Disconnect: The Social Causes and Consequences of Digital Inequalities” has been published by SAGE. This book explores the relationship between digital and social inequalities, and the lived implications of digitization. Prof. Helsper asks why and how social and digital inequalities are linked and shows the tangible…

New Policy Brief on Lessons from the Emergency Broadband Benefit

By Ke Huang-Isherwood | February 3, 2022

ARNIC published a policy brief today on the impact of the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) subsidy on its target beneficiaries. Key findings include a relatively modest impact in bringing unconnected households online, limited impact in rural and less populated areas, a partisan connectivity divide, and lower participation among households with undocumented members. The primary impact…