Faculty member an important contributor to The Broadband Strategies Toolkit

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A Penn State faculty member recognized as international expert on telecommunications and the Internet contributed a chapter to an important online resource for policy makers, regulators and other stakeholders.

Professor Rob Frieden, who holds the Pioneers Chair in the Department of Telecommunications, was one of the main contributors to The Broadband Strategies Toolkit, an extensive online resource, with his chapter on infrastructure technology.

The toolkit addresses issues related to broadband development. It aims to help readers, particularly those in developing countries, by identifying challenges in broadband development, analyzing potential solutions to consider and providing practical examples from countries that have addressed broadband-related matters.

Frieden, a professor of telecommunications and law, has written several books, most recently “Winning the Silicon Sweepstakes: Can the United States Compete in Global Telecommunications,” published by Yale University Press. Frieden also has written more than 70 articles in academic journals and provides biannual updates for All About Cable and Broadband (Law Journal Press).

Before accepting an academic appointment, Frieden served as deputy director-international relations for Motorola Satellite Communications Inc. Frieden also has held senior telecommunications policy making positions in the U.S. government. In the private sector, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., and served as assistant general counsel at PTAT System Inc., where he handled corporate, transactional and regulatory issues for the nation’s first private undersea fiberoptic cable company.

Last Updated May 12, 2014