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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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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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press release | October 24, 2014 | Open Technology Institute

Conference to explore digital security for news gathering; agenda includes Poitras film screening

Media Advisory

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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Freedom of the Press Foundation and New America’s Open Technology Institute are hosting a free daylong conference Nov. 7 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington DC that will explore the effects of widespread government surveillance on newsgathering and teach techniques that reporters can use to better protect themselves with encryption.

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article | October 20, 2014 | Open Technology Institute
New Interactive Map Visualizes Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

New Interactive Map Visualizes Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

OTI Releases New Resource Ahead of 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

As the 2014 International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference begins today in Busan, South Korea, New America’s Open Technology Institute is pleased to release a new interactive map to help visualize the role of swing states in the global Internet governance debate.

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policy paper | October 20, 2014 | Open Technology Institute
Visualizing Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

Visualizing Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

A key aspect of the global Internet governance debate in the past two years has focused on the role of "swing states." In these interactive maps, we visualize the results of a recent study for the Centre of International Governance Innovation which identifies 30 key states based on a number of indicators, and explain how this relates to the ITU's 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference.

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