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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

Microsoft Bridges The Digital Divide

Dec 1, 2018 |

BCoE commends Microsoft in its initiative to bridge the digital divide, not just in words but also in action. We should expect a lot more product in 2019 that will [...]

Articles of Current Interest

Father Knows Best

Oct 22, 2012 |

Light Reading Video "Father Knows Best" Jeff Baumgartner “Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini 'Father of the Cable Modem' offers his opinion on the emerging Docsis 3.1 platform and if the project represents the final step before [...]

Rouzbeh Yassini The Father of the Modern Modem

Oct 1, 2012 |

West Virginia University Magazine "Rouzbeh Yassini, The Father of the Modern Modem" Diana Mazzella “Our inspiration came from that fact that we knew—beyond any question—that access to broadband Internet connectivity would be an [...]

Historic Archive of Articles and Documents

Microsoft Bridges The Digital Divide

Dec 1, 2018 |

BCoE commends Microsoft in its initiative to bridge the digital divide, not just in words but also in action. We should expect a lot more product in 2019 that will [...]