Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

“How to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes” residential course, March 2014
10th March 2014

The 4-day residential course on ‘How to engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ held on 7-10 March 2014 at Hotel Westin, Sohna, India was the second of a series of short courses funded by Ford Foundation. This was organized by LIRNEasia in collaboration with the Centre for Culture Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia University. Details about the previous course has been included under the Events tab. The main goal was to enable members of Indian civil-society groups to marshal available research and evidence for effective participation in broadband policy and regulatory processes, thereby facilitating and enriching policy discourse on means of increasing broadband access by the poor.

Photos of the Event

Summary of Course Report (including evaluations and participant overview)

A combination of teaching formats was used to enhance collaboration, open discussion and build a thorough grounding in Broadband Policy and Regulation. Lectures, panel discussions and team work were utilized as teaching tools.
The presentations of the course are below

Day 1
Session 1 –Introduction
Session 2 – Research on significance of broadband/Internet
Session 3 – Finding Research
Session 4 – Demand-side Research

Day 2
Session 5 – Interrogating Supply-side_indicators
Session 6 – Assessing and summarizing research
Session 7 – Art of media interaction

Day 3
Session 8 – Indian broadband policy & regulatory environment in relation to comparative countries 

Session 9 – Research on subsidies in broadband eco system
Session 10 – Making policy and doing regulation – Panel Discussion
Session 11 – Surveillance and Privacy Part 1 and Part 2
Session 12 – International policy debates on Internet and broadband

Day 4
Session 13 – Lessons from Mexico
Session 14 – Spectrum policy debates
Session 15 – Framing issues – Discussion