NEW RESEARCH PROGRAM RELEASES ESSAYS ON THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS: POLICY AND TECHNICAL PERSPECTIVES
(New York) September 7, 2010 -- Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) announced today that it has released five essays on the future of digital communications, policy and technical perspectives based on its Research Program on Digital Communications. Posted on the Research Program’s website today, the essays will also be published in Volume 63 of the Federal Communications Law Journal later this year. The Research Program was launched in February 2010 to increase understanding of the benefits and challenges facing the future of digital technologies in the home, office, classroom and community.
Fernando Laguarda, director of the program and vice president for External Affairs and Policy Counselor at Time Warner Cable, said “We are very pleased with the essays and are hopeful they will promote further dialogue and debate about important issues facing industry and policymakers.”
Included in the two volumes of essays are the following contributions:
- Dale N. Hatfield, executive director, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepeneurship, University of Colorado, “The Challenge of Increasing Broadband Capacity.”
- John G. Palfrey, Jr., Henry N., Ess III professor of Law, Harvard Law School, “The Challenge of Developing Effective Public Policy on the Use of Social Media by Youth.”
- Nicole Turner-Lee, vice president and director, Media and Technology Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, “The Challenge of Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Age.”
- Scott J. Wallsten, vice president for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute, “The Future of Digital Communications Research and Policy.”
- Christopher S. Yoo, professor of Law & Communciations, University of Pennsylvania Law School, “The Challenge of New Patterns in Internet Usage.”
“These essays represent fresh ideas and should make for interesting reading by experts and non-experts alike,” said Laguarda. “We are proud that the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications is off to a promising start.”
About the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications
The Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications awards stipends to foster research dedicated to increasing understanding of the benefits and challenges facing the future of digital technologies in the home, office, classroom and community. Individual researchers affiliated with universities and not-for-profits are eligible to apply for the stipends. The recently published essays and more information about the program can be found at www.twcresearchprogram.com. The deadline for the next round of awards has been extended to November 1, 2010.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.