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The Cost of Connectivity 2012

  • By
  • Hibah Hussain,
  • Danielle Kehl,
  • Benjamin Lennett,
  • Chiehyu Li,
  • Patrick Lucey,
  • New America Foundation
July 19, 2012

Below, you will find the full text of the Open Technology Institute's report, "The Cost of Connectivity," which compares the prices of high-speed internet in 22 cities worldwide. To download a PDF of the report and its appendices, click here.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Taiwan

June 14, 2012
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As the United States develops its broadband policies, we can look abroad for examples of digital expansion efforts that have had a positive impact on community health and wellbeing. One such example is Taiwan’s Digital Opportunity Centers (DOC), which are equivalent to public computer centers in the U.S. DOCs mitigate the digital divide, help in post-disaster reconstruction efforts, and enhance community development.

Call it '3G' or '4G,' America's Wireless Networks Are Still Slow

  • By
  • Chiehyu Li,
  • James Losey,
  • New America Foundation
February 15, 2011 |

If you've followed broadband discussions in Washington, DC, then you've heard that wireless is the future of communications.

Reply Comment on FCC's Mobility Fund

  • and Amina Fazlullah from Benton Foundation
January 19, 2011

The Benton Foundation, the New America Foundation Wireless Future Project and the Office of Communication, Inc for the United Church of Christ (collectively, “Public Interest Commenters”), respectfully submit this reply to comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Notice seeking input on the proposed Mobility Fund.

Measurement Lab Releases Japanese and Chinese Language Versions for Overseas Users

October 25, 2010

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2010

Washington, D.C. -- Today, New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative launched Japanese and Chinese language versions of Measurement Lab (M-Lab) website to encourage Internet users based in both countries to test the speed and other performance measures of their broadband connections.

Mobile Plans Too Expensive in America, Says Group | Wired

October 18, 2010

... Receiving phone calls is free in most countries, except U.S. and Canada–that’s why the rate per minute is doubled for these two countries, say Chiehyu Li and Bincy Ninan in a paper published by the think-tank New America Foundation. ...

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An International Comparison of Cell Phone Plans and Prices

  • By
  • Chiehyu Li,
  • Bincy Ninan-Moses,
  • New America Foundation
October 14, 2010

Cell phones are intertwined with our lives no matter where we are in the world. The New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative (OTI) recently completed a survey on the costs and types of mobile cell phone packages available to consumers around the world. With recent policy debates over Bill Shock and Consumer Disclosure, this study provides useful insight into business models prevalent in several key countries. Plans in some countries provide different offerings and bundled services for students, professionals, family, corporate and special needs consumers.

Comment on Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Data Practices

August 16, 2010

The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative (NAF) submits these brief ex parte comments in response to the Federal Communication Commission Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s review of data practices. In the comments to the Commission, NAF proposed a systematic data collection effort for mobile broadband communications including fundamental data on service capabilities, coverage and performance and traffic statistics.

Comments on Wireline Competition Bureau Data Practices

August 16, 2010

The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative (NAF) submits these brief ex parte comments in response to the Federal Communication Commission Wireline Competition Bureau’s review of data practices. In the comments to the Commission, NAF proposed a systematic data collection effort for broadband communications including fundamental data on fixed broadband service capabilities, and Internet performance and traffic statistics. The comments offer a number of different measurement tools and strategies to collect performance statistics on broadband communications.

Price of the Pipe

  • By
  • James Losey,
  • Chiehyu Li,
  • New America Foundation
April 15, 2010

The speed and price of a broadband connection are two important details about a broadband service that vary greatly between different countries. In comparing prices and speeds of broadband services around the globe, we find that the United States is among the most expensive and slowest of the countries surveyed in this report. Price is one of the main barriers to adoption,[1] and prices for broadband in the U.S.

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