lunes, 2 de julio de 2018

An advanced broadband scenario: the case of France

In this post we analyse the French broadband, with the collaboration of Marianne Fromencourt. Have you ever counted how many times a day you consult Internet? - The answer would be an average of 26,6 times a day for French people, according to an investigation realised by the society Ipsos MORI in june of 2016. It is almost the double number for French people between 18 and 24 years old, who consult their smartphone until 50 times a day. Internet appeared in France only 24 years ago, in 1994, but it represents today a big part of our daily life. 
Only twenty years after Internet's birth, in 2014, 80,7% of French households had an Internet access. Internet spirit follows us all day, from the news that we consult in the morning to the funny video that we watch to relax after our working day. Moreover we all have a full planning and some people do teleworking, so we want and we need a fast access to Internet. That's why broadband is made for. In France, broadband can be counted between 512 Kbps and 30 Mbps. The French Senate considers that we can talk about broadband from 2 Mbps.

lunes, 28 de mayo de 2018

Un model empíric per al periodisme sobre qualitat en l'ús de xarxes socials: agraïment pel Premi de Recerca Universitària Premsa Comarcal

L'anàlisi del periodisme local i comarcal és un dels tipus de recerca més motivador per a un professor i investigador. De fet, el periodisme de proximitat és el motor i l'engranatge principal de comunicació amb el seu entorn, i és el que compta amb uns índexs d'acceptació més elevats. 
És per això que rebre el 9è Premi de Recerca Universitària Premsa Comarcal, organitzat per l'Associació Catalana de la Premsa Comarcal (ACPC), la Xarxa Vives d'Universitats i CaixaBank per la investigació "L'ús de les xarxes socials en els diaris de l'ACPC: fórmules per aconseguir impacte i ingressos", és motiu de la màxima satisfacció i del meu agraïment. Adjunto algun dels impactes mediàtics generats pel guardó.

jueves, 17 de mayo de 2018

Broadband with Irish flavor

The effort of the Irish to optimize their broadband is high, as we analyze in collaboration with Aedín Dunne. Ireland currently has one of the fastest broadband speeds in the world with rural Ireland’s broadband and connection still improving by the day. 

This was not always the case however as the first ever connection known as DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) went live in 2001, just 17 years ago after internet was beginning to be used in Ireland in the 1990’s.