Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

David Reed

Second Advisor

Ken Fellman

Third Advisor

Doug Sicker

Abstract

Broadband data networks are becoming increasingly capable of delivering enhanced services and speeds well beyond the capabilities of traditional dial-up. The National Broadband Plan includes guidelines and objectives for broadband development. This study will analyze EAGLE-Net Alliance to determine the extent to which its broadband project is aligned with the relevant goals in the National Broadband Plan. This paper is a case study analyzing a publicly funded broadband project to determine the extent to which it is aligned with the National Broadband Plan.

This study is important because the success of the National Broadband Plan lies, in part, on periodically checking the progress of its stated goals. The study will attempt to interpret data from the federal grant period to determine the extent to which National Broadband Plan goals are aligned with the objectives and results of the EAGLE-Net Alliance project.

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