Fall 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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The Role of Performance Measurement, Research and Internet2 Member Institutions at the Intersection of Broadband and Economic Development

Time 11/02/10 03:00PM-04:00PM

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Session Abstract

The relationship of Internet availability and performance to economic development is a critical research and policy question that has come into the public's awareness with the inclusion of broadband mapping and infrastructure investment programs in the ARRA legislation and the development of the National Broadband Map. This presentation, offered by Seth Peery of Virginia Tech and Doug Hurley, chair of the Economic Development SIG, considers the nature of the relationship between broadband and economic development from both a theoretical and policy perspective. A new tool, integrating Internet2's NDT with a Google Maps mashup is proposed for the collection of objective, geographically referenced data points provided by Internet users, and a novel spatial analysis technique is suggested to associate measured network performance with economic indicators. The presentation concludes with a discussion of the role of Internet2 and R&E network operators in local economic development, and steps that might be taken to advance the state of research and better inform the national policy debate on this topic.

Speakers

Speaker Doug Hurley University of Memphis

Speaker Seth Peery Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Intersection of Broadband and Economic Development (pdf)

Speaker Parviz Dousti Carnegie Mellon University

Speaker Doug Hurley University of Memphis

Speaker Seth Peery Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Secondary tracks The Future: What's Next for the Net? Network Planning and Engineering Network Performance Health Sciences

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