|Date:||January 19, 2010|
|Location:||CSAC Conference Center|
The federal government and the state of California, as well as other states throughout the nation, have made universal access to broadband service a public policy goal, assuming that multiple economic and social benefits will accrue from increasing broadband access. Jed Kolko will discuss whether policies designed to increase broadband availability, especially to unserved and underserved communities, contribute to local economic development. This research was supported with funding from the David A. Coulter Family Foundation.