Mar 31 Webinar: How the Evolution of Internet Service Technologies Impacts Digital Inclusion

I am looking forward to this webinar…

NDIA Webinar: How the Evolution of Internet Service Technologies Impacts Digital Inclusion
Friday March 31, 2017 @ 1:00 ET
Free Registration

In this webinar, Joanne Hovis will describe the evolution of consumer broadband service technologies with a focus on providing an understandable, jargon-free technical explanation for the non-technical. Technology deployment has impacted price, competition, and access — from the early days of the commercial internet (dial-up over copper) through the advent of the broadband age (cable model and DSL), all the way through today’s growing investment in next-generation cable modem, “5G” wireless, and fiber-to-the-premises. The history of how those technologies were deployed is also the history of who benefited from them – and who did not. Joanne will describe:

  • how the development of each technology impacted communities differently based on income-level and degree of rurality;
  • why mobile should not be considered an adequate substitute for fixed broadband; and
  • how the future evolution of these technologies, as they are currently postulated to develop, may further exacerbate the access and affordability divides.

For a preview of this webinar, watch the video clip of Joanne’s presentation from the San Antonio Digital Inclusion Summit.


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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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