Monday, February 3: Communication Networks

Helen, Operator @ Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park, 1925, via Library of Congress

In this week’s class, we’ll consider the basics of communications network infrastructure — what it is, how it works, and who owns and controls it. Why does the “digital divide” (still) matter? Who does and doesn’t have access to the Internet — and how does digital access affect access to opportunities, services, and the basics of life in the 21st century? This week, and throughout the semester, we want to pay particular attention to issues of race, class, and equity.

Guest Speaker: Joshua Breitbart, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, NYCPOSTPONED

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