ITAC participation to the OECD Workshop on Broadband Metrics (12-13 October 2011, Washington D.C.)

October 13, 2011

The Internet Technical Advisory Committee participated to the OECD workshop on “Broadband and Its Impact on Consumers and Economies: Developing a New Framework for Future Metrics”, hosted by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and co-chaired by the United States Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., United States, on 12-13 October 2011.

This technical workshop is a direct outcome of the OECD’s High Level Meeting on the Internet Economy that was held in Paris in June 2011. Its objective is to discuss existing international data collections and to consider future work to further harmonize and augment broadband related data collections across OECD economies.

Mat Ford, Technology Programme Manager at ISOC, did a presentation on Broadband & Internet Service.

ITAC also submitted a paper introducing a definition of Internet service as a precursor to developing standardized measurement methodologies for broadband infrastructure deployment.