Colin Rhinesmith


Benton Faculty Research Fellow

Colin Rhinesmith is a Digital Beat contributor and author of Digital Inclusion and Meaningful Broadband Adoption Initiatives (January 2016). He is the co-author of Digital Inclusion Outcomes-Based Evaluation (May 2017). Currently, an Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College; and Faculty Associate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. Dr. Rhinesmith’s research and teaching interests are focused on the social, community, and policy aspects of information and communication technology, particularly in areas related to digital inclusion and broadband adoption.

Colin's Articles:

While More Americans Rely on Parking Lot Wi-Fi, Many Public Libraries Do Not Have Adequate Broadband

Too uneducated to understand the importance of home Internet?

The Ability to Pay for Broadband

Digital Inclusion and Outcomes-Based Evaluation

Digital Equity Planning in U.S. Cities

Digital Literacy and Inclusion: “We Are All In It Together”

Poverty and the Cost of Broadband

Understanding Broadband Un-adopters

The Complexity of ‘Relevance’ as a Barrier to Broadband Adoption

Four Essentials for Digital Inclusion Efforts

Dr. Colin Rhinesmith