In partnership with Ford Foundation, LIRNEasia is working on a project on ‘Facilitating and enriching policy discourse on improving broadband access by the poor‘. This work will result in greater awareness of practices and innovations in the region on increasing broadband penetration, including the availability of data for benchmarking.
The project comprises of three main activities: Documentation and archiving, Capacity Building and Research.
Documentation and archiving
Under documentation and archiving LIRNEasia compiled a comprehensive, annotated archive of existing policy and scholarly material pertaining to policy and regulation on broadband access by the poor in India and other Asian countries. The online broadband regulatory resources repository is available on http://broadbandasia.info/.
4-day residential short courses are organized for stakeholders, including civil-society groups (academics, media etc) engaged in related educational activities. More details about these courses are available on http://lirneasia.net/capacity-building/ford-broadband-policy-course/.
Research was conducted on National Broadband Network (NBN) Initiatives of Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia and these country experiences were compared with the Indian National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN).
LIRNEasia is undertaking a study to assess the potential of the National Fiber Optic Network (NOFN) for rural connectivity in India.
Contact: Laleema Senanayake
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