Sharon Strover, PhD, presented an Eppes-Summers lecture on April 16, 2014
Sharon Strover, PhD, presented an Eppes-Summers lecture on April 16, 2014, From Dial-Up to Fiber-to-the-Home: The Forgotten Rural Challenge.
Her recent research projects examine (1) the individual and group use of so-called “second screens” including laptop computers, smart phones, and other devices - and how the industry is adjusting its content and distribution strategies to those uses; (2) policy responses to the digital divide, internationally as well as domestically; (3) the economic benefits of broadband, particularly in rural areas.
Dr. Sharon Strover, is the Philip G. Warner Regents Professor in Communication and former Chair of the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches communications and telecommunications courses and directs the Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute.
Dr. Strover’s presentation can be viewed at http://webcast.cci.fsu.edu/?loc=EPPS/20140416-EPPSLECTURE.flv
View an interview with Dr. Strover and Dr. Charles R. McClure, Director of the Information Use Management and Policy Institute as they discuss their research into rural community broadband deployment and the challenges faced by people as they integrate digital communication into their lives.