Meet our new visiting scholar – Dr. V. Sridhar

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…

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

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…

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New Policy Brief on Lessons from the Emergency Broadband Benefit

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…

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ARNIC’s New YouTube Channel

ARNIC now has a YouTube channel. There, you can find recordings of our last three ARNIC seminars from Fall 2021. Dr. John Horrigan’s seminar, dated October 22, “What we know about closing the digital divide” addressed the nature and promise of effectively addressing the digital divide. Dr. Amy Gonzales’s seminar, dated November 5, “Importance of…

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New book by Prof. Varadharajan Sridhar: Data-Centric Living: Algorithms, Digitization and Regulation

ARNIC alum Prof. Varadharajan Sridhar’s edited book, “Data Centric Living: Algorithms, Digitization and Regulation” has just been published by Routledge.  This book explores how data about our everyday online behavior is collected and how they are processed in various ways by algorithms powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). The book investigates the socio-economic effects of these technologies, and…

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Dr. Erezi Ogbo selected as a 2022 PTC Young Scholar

Congratulations to our ARNIC postdoc Erezi Ogbo, who was recently selected as a 2022 Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC). The PTC Young Scholar Program recognizes rising scholars in the field of information and communications technologies. As a PTC Young Scholar, Dr. Ogbo will present her research paper “The Effect of Pricing Policies on Broadband Consumption in Nigeria” at the 2022 Pacific Telecommunications Council PTC’22: Reunite.…

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New Policy Brief examines broadband affordability in California

A new CCIG Policy Brief examines broadband affordability and awareness about low-cost options (including the Emergency Broadband Benefit) in California. The study was based on a survey of 2,143 households collected in August 2021. The survey was generously funded by the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF). Among the key study findings are: For the vast…

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Digital Inclusion Project: USC PEW CETF Expert Advisory Panel

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…

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Hernan Galperin Speaks at the Connecting California 2021 event

ARNIC director Professor Hernan Galperin recently spoke at a panel titled Race and Digital Inequity: The Impact on Poor Communities. The panel is organized by The Michelson 20MM Foundation, in partnership with the California Community Foundation, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Southern California Grantmakers. The event featured leading digital equity experts. The speakers at…

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