Welcome To Planet Broadband

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

FCC Update: Broadband Deployment In The US

Apr 1, 2018 |

“The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee remains a vibrant community of globally based technologists who continue to standardize the best technologies for global commercialization of products and services benefiting humanity." [...]

Yassini Receives 2004 Vanguard Award

Mar 16, 2018 |

Broadcasting Cable "Broadband Is His Baby" By Glen Dickson “-And Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini wonders what it will be when it grows up” Widely known as the father of the cable modem, Rouzbeh Yassini [...]

Is Super-PON A Success?

Feb 3, 2018 |

“One can foresee a time in the future when broadband service providers are unwilling or unable to provide large streaming content providers like Netflix, Amazon and Google the service levels appropriate for [...]

Articles of Current Interest

Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini Authors Book Titled Planet Broadband

May 11, 2010 |

Rouzbeh Yassini, the father of the cable modem, has written Planet Broadband, a breakthrough book appealing to a broad audience, including consumers, and business and technical professionals. The book describes not just what broadband [...]

Rouzbeh Yassini Fulfills a Tall Order

Dec 31, 1998 |

“This proclaimed "father of the cable modem" was one of the first to recognize the potential of a marriage between cable TV technology and data networking-and the first to do something about it.” by [...]

Historic Archive of Articles and Documents

FCC Update: Broadband Deployment In The US

Apr 1, 2018 |

“The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee remains a vibrant community of globally based technologists who continue to standardize the best technologies for global commercialization of products and services benefiting humanity." [...]

Yassini Receives 2004 Vanguard Award

Mar 16, 2018 |

Broadcasting Cable "Broadband Is His Baby" By Glen Dickson “-And Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini wonders what it will be when it grows up” Widely known as the father of the cable modem, Rouzbeh Yassini [...]

Is Super-PON A Success?

Feb 3, 2018 |

“One can foresee a time in the future when broadband service providers are unwilling or unable to provide large streaming content providers like Netflix, Amazon and Google the service levels appropriate for [...]