Recently, DIRSI, our sister research network in Latin America, conducted a one day workshop on The Role of the State in Broadband Development. Helani Galpaya, COO of LIRNEasia made a presentation about the Asian experience, highlighting case studies from Hong Kong and Korea. The workshop was aimed at developing the capacity young scholars from research institutions and younger employees of regulatory agencies in the Latin American region. Alison Gilwalld (of RIA, our sister network in Africa) also made a presentation. The workshop preceded the annual ACORN-REDECOM conference.