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Category Title Author Date Tags
Communities & Municipalities, Economic Development, Media & Communications
Research "Mapping the Urban Unconnected"

This report presents the findings of research conducted by Maravedis on behalf of the Wireless Broadband Alliance regarding the state of the urbanunconnected population in 18 large cities as well as each of their related international regions.

Maravedis Jul 2016 broadband
Communities & Municipalities, Economic Development, Media & Communications
July 2016 Newsletter


I am of two minds on broadband as we pass the mid-point of 2016. On the one hand, I am greatly pleased with the federal courts upholding the view that broadband is a needed utility. But on the other hand,I was somewhat disappointed in the finding of a recent study showing that 2.2 billion people around the world, who live in urban area, lack adequate broadband service.

Rouzbeh Yassini Jul 2016 Rouzbeh Yassini, BCoE, UNH, broadband
Economic Development
The World Moves Toward 5G

Having affordable broadband service these days is as important as accessing any other utility. It is a cornerstone of 21st Century life.

Paul Nikolich Jun 2016 BCoE, Paul Nikolich
Economic Development, Media & Communications
Jun BCoE Newsletter

I delivered the KEYNOTE ADDRESS to the 50th Cable TV Pioneers Dinner in Boston and my request of them was to join me at BCoE in funding research and innovation to enable us to connect the millions of Americans with affordable, universal broadband service.  Cable operators have built tremendous broadband networks and now could greatly benefit our country by continuing thier serive to ensure all Americans enjoy the commercial and social benefits of broadband.

Rouzbeh Yassini Jun 2016 Rouzbeh Yassini, BCoE
Communities & Municipalities, Economic Development
May BCoE Newsletter

Welcome to our second newsletter and thanks to all who took the time to read and comment on our April issue. A lot is going on involving  broadband globally, and here is a brief glimpse of some key elements from our perspective

Rouzbeh Yassini May 2016 broadband, Rouzbeh Yassini, BCoE, Broadband UNH
Economic Development
BCoE April Newsletter

It feels like just yesterday when I was pioneering cable modem technology at LANcity. Who would have thought back then – 25 years ago – that more than 2 billion would now be deployed around the world. The technology has progressed and costs have gone down but the need for ever increasing communication speeds continues unabated. Applications and services are becoming more bandwidth intensive and I foresee this trend continuing far into the future.

Rouzbeh Yassini Apr 2016 Rouzbeh Yassin, BCoE, broadband
Economic Development
Broadband Center of Excellence Tech Talk

Cloud-Based Service Networks of the Future

April 18, 2016   2 pm - 3:30 pm

MUB Theatre 1


Kevin McElearney, Senior Vice President, Network Engineering, Comcast

Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini, Executive Director, UNH Broadband Center of Excellence



BCoE Mar 2016 Rouzbeh Yassini, broadband
Economic Development
FCC 2016 Broadband Progress Report

Once again the FCC has issued its annual report on the progress of making broadband available to all Americans and once again it has found the deployment of fixed broadband wanting, particularly in rural and tribal areas. But there has been some progress, the Commission said, at least in urban areas.

That is the overview found in the 85-page document issued at the end of January 2016.

BCoE Mar 2016 broadband
Medical Tele-Health Transforming Doctor's Visits in Coronado

Waiting to see a doctor can be uncomforatble at best, but what if I told you that visit you've been waiting for, may not even be needed? Most experts and doctors agree that more than 10 percent of their medical office visits are actually unnecessary. It turns out that our traditional medical model of healthcare, structured around episodes, is not only inefficient, but it's based upon outdated technologies. But today, we have a flood of new technologies that hold great promise for keeping us well at home and out of the doctor's office altogether.

Patrick Yassini, MD Mar 2016 Patrick Yassini, Healthcare broadband
Economic Development
Why Broadband Needs a Broader Vision

Imagine an intelligent being has been hurtled to Earth from a distant galaxy and is hovering somewhere over a metropolis near you.  We'll call our being BOB, for Broadband Observational Bot.

Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D. Dec 2015 Rouzbeh Yassini, broadband, YAS
Communities & Municipalities, Economic Development
Broadband Report 2015: The Connection to New Hampshire's Future

New Hampshire’s citizens and businesses increasingly require high-speed Internet access to conduct their daily activities. Broadband is now critical infrastructure for business, education, health care, public safety, and government operations. Every New Hampshire resident, business, and organization should have access to fast, reliable, and affordable broadband to ensure our current and future prosperity and quality of life.  

This report summarizes the characteristics of New Hampshire's planning regions including geography and demographics, and presents the broadband issues and priorities in each of the nine regional broadband plans. It also describes the current status of and future needs for broadband specific to: economic development, education, health case, community support/local government, public safety and residents.

New Hampshire Broadband Mapping and Planning May 2015
U.S. Sen. Shaheen sees broadband as economic elixir

Thank you for the invitation to attend this year’s NH Broadband Conference. I wish I could be with you today as you discuss the benefits of expanding broadband access throughout our state

Senator Jeanne Shaheen May 2015
Broadband and, telemedicine, and better health outcomes

Enhanced medical services, delivered via broadband networks, are rocking the medical world - both for patients and for healthcare providers.

UNH Broadband Center of Excellence Apr 2015 Medical Services
Economic Development
Broadband's Hand in Cleaner, Greener Earth

Broadband has a big rle in enabling technology solutions that are having a positive impact on Mother Earth, from federal auctins to downloading albums.

UNH Broadband Center of Excellence Apr 2015 Environment
Economic Development, Education
A 2030 Vision for Broadband

BCoE Executive Director Rouzbeh Yassini offers some compelling thoughts about the broadband future, drawing on trends in bandwidth and software integration.  

Download BCOE's "Broadband 2030: The Networked Future." 

Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D. Apr 2015 White Paper, future, vision
Economic Development
All Are Not Equal When it Comes to Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission has concluded that all American are not being served equally when it comes to broadband deployment, and that its past benchmark for broadband is woefully out of date.

UNH Broadband Center of Excellence Apr 2015 broadband
The New Age of Internet

The New Age of Internet, now regulated like a utility, formally began in mid-March with the issuance of the rules to "protect" the web which the Federal Communications Commission  approved about two weeks earlier.

UNH Broadband Center of Excellence Apr 2015 broadband, FCC
Economic Development
Relief for rural America's broadband shortage

Millions of rural Americans can rightly bear a grudge about their second-calss access to high-speed Internet connections.

UNH Broadband Center of Excellence Apr 2015 Rural Broadband
Economic Development
Broadband Networks in the Middle East and North Africa: Accelerating High-Speed Internet Access

Just as the steam engine was the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution, broadband Internet is today seen as critical to the transition to knowledge-intensive economies across the world. As a general purpose technology, broadband Internet is considered as a fundamental driver of economic growth and social development, releasing the innovative potential and energy of previously disenfranchised members of the population. Many of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) now recognize that broadband Internet is crucial to their efforts to reduce poverty and create job opportunities, especially for their young populations and for women. The report re-emphasizes the important contribution that broadband Internet can make and assesses the status of existing infrastructure in at least 18 MENA countries. 

Natalija Gelvanovska, Michel Rogy, Carlo Maria Rossotto Apr 2015 World Bank, digital divide, White Paper, Africa, MENA
Media & Communications
Adoption Trends of Over-The-Top Video from a Cable Network Perspective

It may not exactly constitute a revelation, but an analysis by the broadband network software provider Sandvine puts some hard facts behind an essential truth of the broadband age: the better the IP network, the more likely people are to watch video over it.

An examination of broadband connectivity trends in North America and corresponding user behaviors.

Sandvine Mar 2015 Sandvine, Video Adoption Trends
Communities & Municipalities
Top ISPs Add Large Number of Broadband Users in 2014

The largest 17 broadband providers added a total of about 3 million high-speed Internet subscribers in 2014, raising the total to about 87.3M customers served. That's according to a release in early March 2015 from Durham, N.H.-based Leichtman Group Research.

UNH Broadband Center of Excellence Mar 2015 ISPs, broadband
Economic Development
Smart Cities Don’t Need to Wait

The tools to help battle natural disasters are already here.

It’s fitting to call the 2015 New England winter a “100-year white flood.” That’s because, unfortunately, the storms of 2015 remind us that cities are still using yesterday’s solutions to deal with severe climate conditions. 

Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D. Feb 2015 Rouzbeh Yassini, broadband
Communities & Municipalities
Community Broadband Challengers Want to Live in a "Gig City

The idealistis but still-struggling community broadband "movement" - which also calls itself by such names as "municipal boradband" and "Gigabit Cities" - has received a welcome boost lately that came in two forms from Democrats in both the FCC and the White House.

UNH Broadband Center of Excellence Feb 2015 broadband, Gig City
Media & Communications
Assessing TVWS for Rural Broadband Access

Detailed findings from a trial deployment of technologies used to provision high-speed Internet access over license-exempt airwaves are now available from the University of New Hampshire Broadband Center of Excellence.

Braden Blanchette, University of New Hampshire Electrical and Computer Engineering Nov 2014 TV White Space, trial, Durham N.H., White Paper
Economic Development
Internet of People

Momentum is building fast around the next big broadband advancement: a world where billions of intelligent sensors and devices produce the data ingredients for a quantum leap forward in environmental intelligence, automation, predictability and ubiquitous connectivity. These capabilites will have dramatic and positive impact on our economy and our quality of life.

Rouzbeh Yassini Ph.D. Nov 2014 Rouzbeh Yassini, broadband, quality of life