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An Evolution Of Information Accessibility Through Research, Innovation And Philanthropy
YAS foundation history

Our History

The history Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini’s vision to bring Global Broadband Equity and his many accomplishments and contributions to innovation, entrepreneurship, and the broadband industry over the years. Dr. Yassini is widely known as the “father of the cable modem,” tracing to the breakthrough achievements around high-speed data technologies developed by LANcity, a company Yassini founded in 1988. LANcity was the developer of key technologies including a Media Access Control software solution.

YAS foundation research

Broadband Fuels Economic Growth

American research has long been the engine for the growth of our nation’s gross domestic product. The YAS Research arm is 40 years old and continues its mission through the University of New Hampshire’s Broadband Center of Excellence (BCOE). That organization is an interdisciplinary academy designed to establish UNH as a global leader in maximizing the effectiveness of broadband technologies on commerce, innovation, competitiveness and quality of life.

YAS foundation innovation

Empowering the Broadband Dream

The American dream has been empowered by the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation through business start-ups and a commitment to developing the next great thing. As one of the leading advocates of that spirit, Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini has been recognized as a serial entrepreneur in advanced technology since 1987. Rouzbeh and his distinguished team members have been instrumental in creating the broadband internet for global citizens. As such, his LANcity team and YAS Broadband Ventures have been engaged in strategic investments in several start-ups.

“We can accomplish anything as long as no one is worried about taking credit”

Josephine Ann Lamprey

“We’ve created a powerful technology. Access to broadband is every citizen’s right-not on the basis of subsidization or social welfare. That’s not the point.”

Rouzbeh Yassini
Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini
Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini
Cable’s Modem Man Looks Back. And Ahead.
Cable’s Modem Man Looks Back. And Ahead.
02/16/2018 by Stewart Schley

Broadband News & Newsletters by Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini for the UNH Broadband Center of Excellence

Cable-Tec Expo 2021

Nov 6, 2021 |

Cable-Tec Expo 2021 commenced with an inspiring keynote speech delivered by Kevin Hart, EVP and Chief Product and Technology Officer for Cox Communications. In a responsible response to the ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, Cable-Tec [...]

Happy 25th Anniversary LANcity

Sep 5, 2021 |

Happy 25th Anniversary! After 9 years of hard work, the LANcity Cable Modem held a stunning  80% of the global market share and LANcity revenue had increased from zero dollars to $40M per quarter! [...]

Articles of Current Interest

Andrii Vladyka SCTE Foundation Rising Leader Award

Sep 28, 2022 |

Andrii Vladyka was presented with the SCTE Foundation Rising Leader Award 2022. Andrii's accomplishments are certainly in line with the the theme of the 2022 SCTE® Cable-Tec Expo® “Creating Infinite Possibilities”  The 2022 Expo [...]

Happy 25th Anniversary LANcity

Sep 5, 2021 |

Happy 25th Anniversary! After 9 years of hard work, the LANcity Cable Modem held a stunning  80% of the global market share and LANcity revenue had increased from zero dollars to $40M per quarter! [...]

Historic Archive of Articles and Documents

Cable-Tec Expo 2021

Nov 6, 2021 |

Cable-Tec Expo 2021 commenced with an inspiring keynote speech delivered by Kevin Hart, EVP and Chief Product and Technology Officer for Cox Communications. In a responsible response to the ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, Cable-Tec [...]

Happy 25th Anniversary LANcity

Sep 5, 2021 |

Happy 25th Anniversary! After 9 years of hard work, the LANcity Cable Modem held a stunning  80% of the global market share and LANcity revenue had increased from zero dollars to $40M per quarter! [...]