Welcome to The X-Lab

The X-Lab @ PSU is a non-profit, non-partisan tech and public policy think tank committed to helping define the trajectory of technology’s place in modern society through bold policy interventions, privacy-conscious technology development, and novel business models. We aim to improve the ability of decision-makers to make informed, educated tech policy choices by studying, measuring, and expertly communicating the benefits and consequences of current and future technological developments on both government policy and the economic landscape.

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania: Broadband Availability and Access

This study, conducted in 2018, mapped actual broadband speeds across the state to determine the true state of broadband connectivity. A copy of the research report and executive summary are available at the link above, as well as the county-level profiles …