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Wednesday, September 3 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
WS169: Technologies & Policies to Connect the Next Five Billion

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Governance problem/question/challenged to be addressed.
This workshop discusses the technologies and policies needed to enable access for the next five billion. It will cover some of the most promising Internet technologies and the areas where they should be deployed. For instance, the workshop will discuss the need for wireless platforms in rural markets and other areas that will benefit greatly from a high degree of shared infrastructure, particularly with an electrical powering solution. It will also discuss the need, over time, for fiber-based networks to gradually fill across the network, migrating from the core to the edge.
Along with those technologies, a certain set of policies (many of which may not require laws) can facilitate the prompt and efficient deployment of broadband infrastructure. These policies include (1) promoting shared infrastructure, (2) liberalizing spectrum policy, (3) facilitating access and interconnection through Internet exchange points (“IXPs”), (4) creating an ecosystem that stimulates demand for broadband (and associated innovation, entrepreneurship, and technical experimentation), and (5) sharing information and discussing best practices among parties with common interests within geographical regions.


David Reed

University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Colorado
Dr. David Reed is the Faculty Director for the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also leads the new Center for Broadband Engineering and Economics that specializes in the interdisciplinary research of the emerging broadband ecosystem, and is Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. | | Dr. Reed was the Chief... Read More →


Jane Coffin

Ms. Jane Coffin is the Director of Development Strategy at the Internet Society and is responsible for a global Internet exchange point (IXP) project, working closely with ISOC’s regional, public policy, and technical teams. She also is responsible for development strategy, where her work focuses on coordination of collaborative strategies for expanding Internet infrastructure, access, and related capacities in emerging economies. Prior... Read More →

Jennifer Haroon

Google Inc
Jennifer Haroon is a Principal in the Access Strategy & Operations team at Google where she focuses on ways to bring open, robust and affordable Internet access to more of the world. In this role she focuses both on executing projects (such as Project Link in Uganda), partnering with other organizations and advocating for policy issues in areas such as IXPs, shared infrastructure and TV white spaces. | | She previously helped launch a number... Read More →

Sonia Jorge

Executive Director, Alliance For Affordable Internet
Sonia N. Jorge is an expert in the confluence of development and communications policy. She has over 20 years of diverse international experience in a career spanning both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Her work has included ICT policy and regulatory advice and analysis, strategic industry planning, national ICT/broadband policy development, creating new legal and regulatory frameworks (to address issues including competition... Read More →
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Steve Song

Researcher, Network Startup Resource Center
Talk to me about:- access to communication infrastructure in Africa- spectrum management, WiFi, TV White Spaces- net neutrality- open hardware- barefoot running

Wednesday September 3, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Workshop Room 07 (Rumeli Terrace / Halic)

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