Theory of Broadband: Regulation, Networks and Applications

“Theory of Broadband: Regulation, Networks and Applications”


A by-invitation Experts’ Workshop

The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University

May 30-June 1, 2013




Thursday, May 30


Welcoming Gathering: Havana Central, 2911 Broadway, between 113th and 114th St., 6:30 p.m.



Friday, May 31

Sessions will be held in Calder Lounge, Columbia Business School, First Floor Uris Hall

8:15-8:45   Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00      Welcome: Richard Taylor, Krishna Jayakar and Amit Schejter, IIP and Eli Noam, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information.  Introductions, workshop logistics.

Part I:             Thinking About the Network of the Future

9:00-10:00    Session I: “Finding Theory in a Dynamic World,” kc claffy, Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis, and David Clark, MIT

Respondent: Jon Peha, Carnegie Mellon University [Invited]

10:00-11:00     Session II: “The Rise of Quasi-Common Carriers and Conduit Convergence,” Rob Frieden, Penn State University

                        Respondent: Ben Compaine, CITI and Northeastern University


11:00-11:15      Coffee Break

Part II:          Regulation in Transition


11:15-12:30  Session III: Ultra-Fast Broadband Deployment: The Crucial Role of the Copper Access Regulation,” François Jeanjean, France Telecom

                        Respondent: Richard Taylor, Penn State University


12:30-1:30 Lunch: West End Terrace

1:30-2:30      Session IV: Do Not Put New Wine Into Old Bottles: Does the Telecom Framework Need to Change with OTT?” Toshiya Jitsuzumi, Kyushu University

                        Respondent: Eli Noam, Columbia University


Part III:           Broadband, Entrepreneurship and the Enterprise


2:30-3:30      Session V: How the Internet Promotes (and Hinders) Entrepreneurship,” Christopher S. Yoo, University of Pennsylvania

Respondent: Philip Napoli, Fordham University


3:30-3:45      Coffee break

3:45-4:45     Session VI: Data Constraints and Policy Alternatives: Broadband Availability, Use and Industry Composition,” Tony Grubesic, Elizabeth Mack, Bert M. Sadowksi, Jason Whalley, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Respondent: Lisa George, Hunter University


4:45-5:45      Session VIIThe Impact of Intra-Platform Competition on Broadband Penetration,” T. Ovington, J. Santamaria, Frontier Economics, R. Smith, Birkbeck, University of London

                        Respondent: Raul Katz, Columbia University


7:30            Dinner: Basso 56, 56th and Broadway

Saturday, June 1

8:30-9:00   Continental Breakfast


Part IV:         Broadband for the Unserved and the Underserved


9:00-10:00   Session VIII: “Making Information Technologies Work at the End of the Road: Using Broadband to Build Sustainable Remote and Rural Communities,” Michael Gurstein, Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training (CCIRDT), Canada, Brian Beaton, KNET Services, Keewaytinook Okimakanak and Susan O’Donnell, University of New Brunswick

Respondent: Heather Hudson, University of Alaska

10:00-11:00  Session IX: “The Adoption of Broadband Applications in the Inner City: Results of a Multi-Wave Survey Study of a Public Computing Center Project in Urban Michigan,” Robert LaRose, Brandon Brooks, Wenjuan Ma, Hsin-yi Sandy Tsai, Johannes Bauer, Steve Wildman, Charles Steinfeld, Michigan State University

                        Respondent: Amit Schejter, Penn State University/Ben Gurion University


11:00-11:15      Coffee Break


Part V: Security and Privacy


11:15-12:30  Session X: End-user Privacy and Policy-based Networking,” Nancy Paterson, Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University, Canada

              Respondent: Benjamin Cramer, Penn State University


12:30-1:30 Lunch: West End Terrace


Part VI:       Competition and Markets


1:30-2:30      Session XI: “The Techno-Institutional Leap and the Formation of New Firms,” Martha Garcia-Murillo, Syracuse University, and Jorge Andres Velez-Ospina, Catholic University of Columbia

                        Respondent: Krishna Jayakar, Penn State University



2:30-3:30      Session XII: Market Based Architectures for Broadband Spectrum Access,” Carlos E. Caicedo Bastidas, Syracuse University

Respondent: TBA


3:30-3:45   Coffee break


3:45- 4:30      General Discussion, Summary and Closing Remarks   


6:00            Dinner: Bar Boulud, 1900 Broadway, between 63rd and 64th Sts.

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