Doctoral student Hoan Nguyen awarded top student paper

By Hernan Galperin / July 17, 2020

Congratulations to our own Hoan Nguyen who has won the student paper prize awarded by the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) for her paper “ICTs Use for Mitigating Social Exclusion in the Lives of Homeless Women”. The paper, which is part of the Connected Skid Row Project, examines the role digital technology plays in countering…

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Mapping the distance learning gap in CA

By Hernan Galperin / May 1, 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of a new Connected Communities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) report that examines the ability of K-12 students in California to engage in distance learning based on the availability of an internet-connected computer at home. This follows the release of previous report that focused on families in Los Angeles…

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COVID-19 and the Distance Learning Gap

By Hernan Galperin / April 19, 2020

As schools across the country transition to distance learning due to the COVID-19 crisis, a new Connected Communities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) report documents the extent of the distance learning gap in Los Angeles County. The distance learning gap refers to the gap between students living in households with high-speed Internet and a desktop or…

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Rachel Moran Accepts a Postdoc Fellowship

By Shabby Tabesh / April 14, 2020

Congrats to our very own Rachel Moran for accepting a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Knight Foundation at the University of Washington! She will be researching at the Center for an Informed Public. For more information about the Center, please see the following link: We wish you all the best Rachel!

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All Events at USC Cancelled

By Shabby Tabesh / March 16, 2020

Hello everyone, We at ARNIC hope that you are staying safe and healthy during this stressful time. As many of you have already heard, USC has decided to move courses online for the rest of the semester and also decided to suspend all on-campus events as a result of the surge in COVID-19 cases in…

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Thoughts on Steven Weber’s Presentation

By Shabby Tabesh / February 18, 2020

By Juliana Dias On Wednesday, February 12th, Steven Weber joined our ARNIC seminar. Steven, a 2020 Berggruen fellow, is a professor in the School of Information and Dept. of Political Science, UC Berkeley. He conducted the seminar in order to talk about his new project which is currently under development: “How to make Machine Translation…

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ARNIC Member Hoan Nguyen Presents at PTC’20

By Shabby Tabesh / February 6, 2020

Hoan Nguyen, ARNIC Member, and USC Annenberg Doctoral Student presented her paper entitled Splintering Communications: The Reality of Digital Practices Among People Experiencing Homelessness in an Urban Ghetto at the PTC’20: Vision 2020 and Beyond conference organized by the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) in Honolulu from January 19-22. She also received the Yale M. Braunstein…

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ARNIC member Sunghan Ryu publishes new book Beauty of Crowdfunding

By Shabby Tabesh / January 28, 2020

Congratulations to ARNIC member Sunghan Ryu on the recent publication of his book Beauty of Crowdfunding! Below is more information about the book as well as links to where you can purchase it. While the limitation of the traditional capital market with its definite inequality has been discussed extensively, crowdfunding is expected to resolve the…

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Who Gets Access to Fast Broadband in Los Angeles?

By Hernan Galperin / October 8, 2019

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…

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ARNIC Director Hernan Galperin Presents at TPRC

By Shabby Tabesh / September 21, 2019

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…

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