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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

Why Broadband Needs a Broader Vision

Dec 1, 2015 |

Broadband Library.com "Why Broadband Needs a Broader Vision" Rouzbeh Yassini, PhD “Imagine an intelligent being has been hurtled to Earth from a distant galaxy and is hovering somewhere over a metropolis near you. We'll [...]

The Future of Broadband

Dec 18, 2014 |

BROADBAND LIBRARY WINTER 2014 " Internet Of People: The Future Of Broadband" by Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D. The INTERNET OF THINGS is powerful, but the real transformation is THE INTERNET OF PEOPLE Momentum is [...]

The Cable Center Oral History Collection

Apr 22, 2014 |

cablecenter.org The Hauser Oral History Project Interview Date: April 22, 2014 Interview Location: Denver, CO Interviewer: Stewart Schley Schley: I'm Stewart Schley, here on behalf of the Cable Center for its oral history series. [...]

Articles of Current Interest

Historic Archive of Articles and Documents

The Cable Center Oral History Collection

Apr 22, 2014 |

cablecenter.org The Hauser Oral History Project Interview Date: April 22, 2014 Interview Location: Denver, CO Interviewer: Stewart Schley Schley: I'm Stewart Schley, here on behalf of the Cable Center for its oral history series. [...]

Docsis 3.1: The Final Frontier?

Oct 23, 2012 |

LightReadingCable.com "Docsis 3.1: The Final Frontier?" By Jeff Baumgartner “If cable decides to go "all-in" with Docsis 3.1, it could indeed mark the final step before cable considers pulling fiber all the way to [...]