Net Vitality 2.0

Telecommunications Research and Policy Institute

03/07/2018 - 09:00 to 10:30

The  release of an updated analysis by Stuart N. Brotman, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law, and Beaman Professor of Communication, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Brotman’s study, Net Vitality 2.0: Identifying the Top-Tier Global Broadband Internet Ecosystem Leaders, revisits the pioneering research approach, the Net Vitality Index, first developed in 2010, which highlights countries that are leading on a global basis in their deployment and use of broadband applications and content; devices; and networks.

Based on indices developed by the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and respected quantitative research organizations around the world, this study presents a unique Net Vitality Index as a composite metric for evaluation. The Index takes into account 38 factors, developed independently, to evaluate countries on an apples-to-apples basis, including a number of measures related to innovation and competitiveness that are critical to broadband Internet ecosystem development.

Speakers include:

  • Stuart N. Brotman, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law, and Beaman Professor of Communication, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Barry D. Umansky, Professor/Attorney, Department of Telecommunications at Ball State University and Senior Fellow and Senior Policy Advisor at Ball State's Digital Policy Institute

  • Larry Irving, President and CEO of the Irving Group; former Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)



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