"Everything is better with better broadband" featuring Christopher Ali

Broadband and Networks and Infrastructure

Event Details

  • Harvard Law School,
    Wasserstein Hall
    Milstein West A
    (Room 2019, Second Floor)

  • Cambridge, MA
  • February 18, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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Broadband Deployment in Rural America


Despite recent government initiatives, rural America remains largely disconnected from the digital world. Professor Christopher Ali, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia, argues that current policies grossly over-privilege incumbent telephone companies and discourage new entrants from offering broadband. Professor Ali proposes democratizing our approach to rural broadband policy and funding, beginning with the FCC and USDA, and spreading to state and municipal governments.


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