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The Cost of Connectivity 2014

Open Technology Institute

When it comes to the Internet, Americans pay more and get less. That’s according to The Cost of Connectivity 2014, the annual report from New America’s Open Technology Institute on the cost and speed of broadband Internet access in 24 cities in the United States (U.S.) and abroad. Find out why the U.S. lags behinds international peers and read more in the full report, featured exclusively today in the New York Times.

Upcoming Events

Myanmar: The Fight for Free Expression

EVENT November 03, 2014 6:30 pm– 8:15 pm

Monday November 03, 2014

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm


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Against the backdrop of deeply-rooted ethno-religious tensions, Myanmar is still facing challenges in the fight against the unjust jailing of journalists and for free expression protections.

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Lessons in Dissent

EVENT November 06, 2014 6:30 pm– 8:30 pm

Thursday November 06, 2014

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


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Lessons in Dissent follows two key youngsters, Joshua Wong and Ma Jai, as they engage in political activism, particularly around the 2012 Hong Kong government’s attempt to institute the Moral and National Education curriculum, an initiative that set off massive protests decrying its ideological intent.

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War Dogs

EVENT November 06, 2014 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Thursday November 06, 2014

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


Courageous, devoted, and fiercely loyal, military working dogs are truly man’s best friend on the battlefield.

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in the news | October 30, 2014 | Open Technology Institute

First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

The source material is a detailed traffic measurement report (.pdf) released this week by Google-backed M-Lab — the first of its kind — showing severe degradation of service at interconnection points between Comcast, Verizon and other monopoly "eyeball networks" and "transit networks" such as Cogent, which was contracted by Netflix to deliver its bits.

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podcast | October 30, 2014
Can We Save Good Local Journalism?

Can We Save Good Local Journalism?

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Why we need a New York Times in every state and how—in this moment when global digital storytelling is thriving and local papers are shedding thousands of jobs—we might begin to get there.

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