While individual companies around the world have access to performance data about our global networks, that data is a closely guarded secret, not available to state, local, and county policy makers or to consumer advocates and buyers. We also must achieve balance in gathering information about Internet coverage, bandwidth offered, latency, and other key characteristics at the household and even individual level without impacting personal privacy and security.
The session will address issues including:
What are the existing data collection and mapping initiatives and the needs they are best suited to fulfill?
What are the issues with existing data?
How can we create a normative way for policy makers, digital inclusion advocates, and government offices to make the most impactful and data-driven investment decisions?