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Past Project

Broadband Review

The Berkman Center conducted an independent expert review of existing literature and studies about broadband deployment and usage throughout the world, in order to help inform the FCC’s efforts in developing the National Broadband Plan.

Project History:

We are grateful for the support we received for this project from the Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


Publications 02

Nov 6, 2012

Open Wireless vs. Licensed Spectrum: Evidence from Market Adoption

The paper reviews evidence from eight wireless markets: mobile broadband; wireless healthcare; smart grid communications; inventory management; access control; mobile payments;… More

Feb 15, 2010

Next Generation Connectivity

A review of broadband Internet transitions and policy from around the world

The FCC announced that the Berkman Center would conduct an independent expert review of existing literature and studies about broadband deployment and usage throughout the world… More


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Feb 16, 2010

Next Generation Connectivity

Berkman Center releases final broadband study for the FCC

The Berkman Center is pleased to announce that its independent review of broadband Internet transitions and policy from around the world has been finalized. The Final Report was… More

Dec 21, 2009

Updating the Berkman Center's broadband study for the FCC

In October the FCC posted for public comment the Berkman Center's draft study "Next Generation Connectivity: A review of broadband Internet transitions and policy from around the… More

Nov 17, 2009

Reviewing comments on the Berkman Center's broadband study for the FCC

Last night the period for commenting on the Berkman Center’s broadband study for the FCC came to a close. We would like to thank those who took the time to provide substantive… More

Nov 4, 2009

Commenting on the Berkman Center's broadband study for the FCC

It has been three weeks since the FCC posted for public comment the Berkman Center’s study of international experience with broadband transitions and policy. The FCC recently… More

Oct 15, 2009

Berkman Center broadband study for FCC available for public comment

The Berkman Center is pleased to announce that the draft of its independent review for the FCC -- "Next Generation Connectivity: A review of broadband Internet transitions and… More

Jul 14, 2009

Harvard’s Berkman Center to Conduct Independent Review of Broadband Studies to Assist FCC

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University will conduct an independent expert review of existing literature and studies about broadband deployment and usage… More


Events 01

Dec 10, 2009 @ 1:00 PM

FCC "Workshop: Review and Discussion of Broadband Deployment Research"

The FCC is holding a public workshop on two independent studies that were requested in connection with the development of the National Broadband Plan: the Berkman Center's "Next… More


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