Cornell Broadband Network Newsletter #1 - January 20, 2021

Last week, the Cornell Broadband Network was launched. CBN is a virtual community of people on Cornell’s various campuses and outside of the University who are doing research on and are engaged in projects dealing with broadband accessibility, affordability, equity, technology, etc.  The purpose of CBN is to provide visibility into these efforts in order to build partnerships and foster collaborations across the entire University. Check out CBN’s website

Every several weeks CBN will put out a newsletter with announcements of upcoming events and news gleaned from the web. (Note: These news items focus on topics that have national and/or New York State relevance.)

Upcoming events:

  • CBN’s first Zoom breakfast fast will be Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:30am EST. Our guest is Todd Schmit, Associate Professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management.  Todd will be talking about the feasibility of rural utility cooperatives to expand services into broadband. This is a topic he and colleague Bobbie Severson have been working on for the last couple of years. 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:  https://cornell.zoom.us/j/7234328433?pwd=b3NGY3pOaitsRGgxYklkMEttTUFVUT09; Meeting ID 723 432 8433; Passcode: CBN.
  • Virtual conference on “Broadband’s Role in Rural Economic Development: Exploring the Intersection between Community and Agricultural Broadband Needs” being hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. January 27, 2021, 2 to 5pm EST. 

News:

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 CornellBroadbandNetwork@cornell.edu.