On Oct. 14, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University released a major study on broadband deployment and usage throughout the world.
The center conducted an independent review of existing literature and studies about global broadband usage, following a request this summer by the Federal Communications Commission (including Chairman Julius Genachowski ’91). The project, designed to inform the FCC’s efforts in developing a National Broadband Plan, resulted in a 232-page report, “Next Generation Connectivity: A review of broadband Internet transitions and policy from around the world,” that was made available for public comment on the FCC’s website in October. HLS Professor Yochai Benkler ’94, Berkman Center co-director, headed the project and discusses the report’s findings. See Q&ATop of page