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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ARNIC members presented at TPRC

Our ARNIC member Dr. Erezi Ogbo presented her paper titled Acceptance and Effective Use of Virtual Assistants, co-authored with Professor Janice Hauge. In this paper, they investigate how individuals use virtual assistants to complete various household tasks. They further identify characteristics that are associated with individuals’ willingness and ability to use virtual assistants effectively.  Associate…

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ARNIC and CETF Collaborate on Research to Expand Affordable Broadband

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. The research team is looking for models that can produce…

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Meet our new postdoctoral researcher – Erezi Ogbo

This academic year, Dr. Erezi Ruth Ogbo will join ARNIC as a postdoctoral associate researcher. She will be working with Professor Hernan Galperin and Professor François Bar on issues of the digital divide. Erezi has exciting ongoing research projects and is willing to share her research with the ARNIC community! What are your general research interests?…

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ARNIC Research Team Presents at the 2021 AOM Annual Meeting

ARNIC alumni Nathaniel Ming Curran (now an assistant professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University), ARNIC member Lichen Zhen and ARNIC’s director Professor Hernan Galperin presented their paper at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Their paper is entitled Race and Gender in the Gig Economy: Evidence from Online Language Learning.  This…

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Inviting applications for a Digital Equity Postdoctoral Fellowship

We invite applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship during the 2021-2022 academic year, starting as soon as July 2021, focused broadly on issues of digital equity and broadband affordability. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on a grant-funded research project analyzing how best to sustainably connect low-income and marginalized U.S. populations to high-speed internet service they can afford…

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