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Broadband Transparency

Network Research, Empowered Users, and Sound Policy

As the Internet has evolved -- moving from a relatively small set of networks used by researchers to a worldwide platform used by over a billion people -- its performance has become harder to analyze and understand. Researchers lack access to critical data about the current state of broadband networks, and users can find it difficult or impossible to understand the performance and characteristics of their Internet connections.

At the event, the New America Foundation's Open Technology Intiative (OTI), Google, and the PlanetLab Consortium announced the launch of Measurement Lab (m-Lab), a server platform designed to fill the current information void in network research.


New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20009
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Michael Calabrese
Director, Wireless Future Program
Vice President, New America Foundation

Vint Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist

Featured Speakers
Sascha Meinrath
Open Technology Institute
Research Director, Wireless Future Program
New America Foundation

Larry Peterson
Robert E. Kahn Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science
Director, PlanetLab Consortium
Princeton University

Ed Felten
Director, Center for Information Policy
Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs
Princeton University

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Event Photos

A range of photos from this event are available on Flickr. Click on the icon at left to view or download the photos.