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The Cost of Connectivity 2014

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When it comes to the Internet, Americans pay more and get less. That’s according to The Cost of Connectivity 2014, the annual report from New America’s Open Technology Institute on the cost and speed of broadband Internet access in 24 cities in the United States (U.S.) and abroad. Find out why the U.S. lags behinds international peers and read more in the full report, featured exclusively today in the New York Times.

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News Organizations and Digital Security: Solutions to Surveillance Post-Snowden

EVENT November 07, 2014 9:00 am– 5:00 pm

Friday November 07, 2014

9:00 am – 5:00 pm


[u'Newseum', u'555 Pennsylvania Ave NW', u'Washington, DC 20001']

After the surveillance disclosures by Edward Snowden in 2013, government officials and other public figures in Europe and elsewhere have been proposing changes that qualify as attempts to gain “technological sovereignty”.

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in the news | October 30, 2014 | Open Technology Institute

First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

The source material is a detailed traffic measurement report (.pdf) released this week by Google-backed M-Lab — the first of its kind — showing severe degradation of service at interconnection points between Comcast, Verizon and other monopoly "eyeball networks" and "transit networks" such as Cogent, which was contracted by Netflix to deliver its bits.

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policy paper | October 30, 2014 | Open Technology Institute
The Cost of Connectivity 2014

The Cost of Connectivity 2014

Data and analysis on broadband offerings in 24 cities across the world

When it comes to the Internet, Americans pay more and get less. That’s according to The Cost of Connectivity 2014, the annual report from New America’s Open Technology Institute on the cost and speed of broadband Internet access in 24 cities in the United States (U.S.) and abroad. Find out why the U.S. lags behinds international peers and read more in the full report, featured exclusively today in the New York Times.

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article | October 28, 2014 | Open Technology Institute

Dispatch from Busan

Arriving at the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

or the past week, thousands of delegates from over 175 countries have been gathering in Busan, South Korea for the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) plenipotentiary conference, the highest-level policy meeting of the UN agency responsible for the interoperability of global telecommunications networks.

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article | October 28, 2014 | Open Technology Institute
Reflecting on The Responsive City

Reflecting on The Responsive City

Susan Crawford and Stephen Goldsmith's new book highlights many interesting case studies and raises new questions around the ecosystem of people, place and technology.

As discussed during a recent event, even as we explore the “responsive city” of 2014, we must be mindful of whether (and how) the new tools and data-driven processes we adopt today will affect the governing systems that define our tomorrow. How do we ensure that long term public servants can learn and adapt to the rapid pace of technology production? How can communities be active participants in creating and understanding the data about their neighborhoods? What are the necessary safeguards to protect privacy and ensure accountability?

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