Building Broadband Communities

Building Broadband Communities

This course will examine the implementation of broadband Internet networks in communities across the US and other countries. The course will cover broadband Internet policy in the US as it has evolved from US telecommunication policy; examine initiatives to build broadband Internet in the US and other countries including the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program; examine strategies to build broadband infrastructure in the US, examine the technologies used to build high-speed broadband infrastructure; and examine how to research and evaluate the social and economic impact of broadband investments. The course will include discussions with various broadband leaders and researchers from ongoing broadband projects in the US.

Class Name Building Broadband Communities
Host School The University of Illinois
Class Identifier LIS 590
Credit Value 4 Credit Hours
Faculty Jon Gant
Course Tool (Online) Moodle
Class Description This course will examine the implementation of broadband Internet networks in communities across the US and other countries. The course will cover broadband Internet policy in the US as it has evolved from US telecommunication policy; examine initiatives to build broadband Internet in the US and other countries including the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program; examine strategies to build broadband infrastructure in the US, examine the technologies used to build high-speed broadband infrastructure; and examine how to research and evaluate the social and economic impact of broadband investments. The course will include discussions with various broadband leaders and researchers from ongoing broadband projects in the US.
Class Disclaimer Synchronous sessions use Blackboard Collaborate. To determine if a waiver of the on-campus residency is possible or for more information about the course, please e-mail Linda Smith (lcsmith@illinois.edu)
Delivery Synchronous
Start and End Date August 25th, 2014 - December 11th, 2014
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm United States - Central
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Thursday
Last Add Day August 1st, 2014
Residency Start and End Date Oct. 10, 2014, midnight - Oct. 10, 2014, midnight