Broadband Access - Technology and Policy

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By Marion Sours, Professor Joseph Schofer, and Thomas Herman. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Is the Internet a part of U.S. infrastructure? Although the physical infrastructure that carries the data is largely invisible, broadband Internet communication has become a backbone of our society and economy, carrying messages that support work, learning, purchasing, social connections, and medical services. Despite its centrality to daily life, fast and reliable broadband connectivity is not available to everyone.

To help us learn more about the functioning and coverage of the broadband network, we talk with Fabian Bustamante, Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University.

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