Category Archives: Research

MLBN Open Data & Final Docs Published

I’m incredibly excited to announce that after three years of research, we have successfully completed our IMLS funded Measuring Library Broadband Networks (MLBN) project! All of our broadband measurement data, as well as all of the technical documentation related to … Continue reading

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Measurement System Data Analysis

Egress switch broadband data from the Pryor Public Library in Oklahoma Since our last post, the daily life and work of most everyone on the planet has been altered. Our project’s response to the COVID-19 global pandemic was to pause … Continue reading

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Wrapping up a busy 2019

This fall has been a very busy time for the MLBN team. We’ve been recruiting libraries to participate in our second year of data collection, building a community of interest around Internet measurement in anchor institutions, presenting about our work … Continue reading

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New MLBN Explainer Video

Want to get a fantastic overview of our Measuring Library Broadband Networks (MLBN) project? Check out our new video, courtesy of Carson and Jessikha Block: The video gives an explanation of the project and talks about what participating libraries can … Continue reading

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Hollis Public Library in Southeast Alaska

There are rural libraries and then there are Alaska bush libraries. The Hollis Public Library (pictured right) is one such library located in Southeast Alaska, which the locals often refer to as the “The Gateway to Prince of Wales Island.” … Continue reading

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Measurement System Live at Truro Public Library

In early January, we visited the Truro Public Library on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We met with Director, Tricia Ford and successfully installed our first three measurement devices for our research. This early site visit was intended to help generate real … Continue reading

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2018 Project Updates

The MLBN project team has been in a flurry of activity over the last 6 months. This post is a broad overview of our research progress, and moving forward we hope to post more regular public updates. Participatory Design Workshop … Continue reading

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