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Driving Digital Equity Through Bold Tech Policy Intervention

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.

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c|net: Millions of Americans can’t get broadband because of a faulty FCC map. There’s a fix.
“Right now we’re in this bizarre situation where even though we know — we know — that there’s...
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2021-02-26_12-02
c|net: States couldn’t afford to wait for the FCC’s broadband maps to improve. So they didn’t.
For states that don’t have complete data from ISPs, one of the best options for mapping is crowdsourcing....
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Whyy PBS: After pressure from advocates, Comcast boosts internet speed for low-income users
This is the sixth speed increase in 10 years for Internet Essentials. Sascha Meinrath, a telecommunications...
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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...
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