Cornell Broadband Network Newsletter #2

Upcoming events:

  • CBN’s second Zoom breakfast will be Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:30am EST. We will be hearing about New York State’s Reimagine Commission's connectivity initiative from representatives of Schmidt Futures.  This purpose of this initiative is to increase opportunities for New Yorkers by reducing the digital divide.  The Commission’s Connectivity Working Group’s initial report on the state of connectivity, current market dynamics, and emerging deployment models to promote access to affordable, at-home broadband can be found here.

The format of these Zoom Breakfasts is 20 minutes of informal comments and then 30 minutes of questions and discussion. We will do a hard stop at 9:30am. Zoom details are:; Meeting ID 723 432 8433; Passcode: CBN.

Notice of Grants:

  • The Office of Academic Integration requests applications for 2021 Multi-Investigator Seed GrantsCornell’s Office of Academic Integration advances research and discovery by supporting collaborations between the Cornell Ithaca campus, and the Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Tech campuses in New York City. The Office has just announced an RFA for 2021 Multi-Investigator Seed Grants. For 2021 deadlines and application links,  view the Multi-Investigator Seed Grant RFA.
  • The Center for the Study of Inequality (CSI) has announced the 2020-21 Faculty Research Grant program. This program supports cutting-edge social scientific research into the patterns, causes, and consequences of social and economic inequality. The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2021. Authors of winning proposals will be notified in May, and funds will be available by summer of 2021. For details, click


The Cornell Broadband Network  is a virtual community of people

on Cornell’s various campuses and people outside of the University

who are doing research on and are engaged in broadband-related projects.


 CBN’s mission is to provide visibility into these efforts in order to build partnerships

and foster collaborations across the entire University.

For more information, email