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Broadband Adoption And Content Consumption, Lorin M. Hitt, Prasanna B Tambe Oct 2007

Broadband Adoption And Content Consumption, Lorin M. Hitt, Prasanna B Tambe

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

We explore how broadband access drives changes in the quantity and diversity of consumption of online content by using panel data that describes household Internet usage before and after broadband adoption. Our data suggests that on average, broadband adoption increases usage by over 1300 min per month. We also find that information consumption becomes more evenly distributed within the population, driven in part by post-adoption usage gains of almost 1800 min per month among individuals who were in the lowest usage quintile before adopting broadband. After adopting broadband, this pre-adoption lowest-usage quintile consumes content in greater quantities than users in ...


Public Health For The Internet Φ Towards A New Grand Challenge For Information Management, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Tyson Condie, Minos Garofalakis, Boon Thau Loo, Petros Maniatis, Timothy Roscoe, Nina A. Taft Jan 2007

Public Health For The Internet Φ Towards A New Grand Challenge For Information Management, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Tyson Condie, Minos Garofalakis, Boon Thau Loo, Petros Maniatis, Timothy Roscoe, Nina A. Taft

Departmental Papers (CIS)

Business incentives have brought us within a small factor of achieving the database community's Grand Challenge set out in the Asilomar Report of 1998. This paper makes the case for a new, focused Grand Challenge: Public Health for the Internet. The goal of PHI (or φ) is to enable collectives of hosts on the Internet to jointly monitor and promote network health by sharing information on network conditions in a peer-to-peer fashion. We argue that this will be a positive effort for the research community for a variety of reasons, both in terms of its technical reach and its ...