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Publications

Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini

An Archive of Publications

The History of Broadband
And Dr. Yassini’s Contributions

Dr. Yassini has long been driven by his passionate vision to bring affordable broadband to all, regardless of their economic status. In his view, it’s every citizen’s right to be empowered and enabled by the essential connectivity of broadband. Here is a collection of articles related to the development of the Broadband industry and Dr. Yassini’s many contributions over the years.

8Mar, 2016

Connecting West Virginia

March 8th, 2016|

West Virginia Executive “Connecting West Virginia” By Samantha Cart “Over the last decade, high-speed internet has become a necessity in business, education and health care.” West Virginia leaders and legislators continue to push fast, reliable broadband to revitalize the struggling economy, Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini offers insight into how the Mountain State can become a global leader in connectivity. Over the last decade, high-speed internet has become a necessity in business, education and health care. As providers and legislators work to improve connectivity in the Mountain State, many West Virginians still do [...]

7Dec, 2015

YAS Foundation Grant to UNH Will Support Broadband Center of Excellence

December 7th, 2015|

“The BCoE has developed an aggressive list of objectives for the coming year that will serve to expand broadband availability in New Hampshire and elsewhere, and help extend broadband to those who are unserved or underserved,” A grant to the University of New Hampshire’s Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE) from the YAS Foundation will expand the center’s efforts to leverage UNH research and technology to ensure universal and affordable broadband service worldwide. The $1 million, seven-year grant will establish UNH as a thought leader and advance the effective use of broadband [...]

1Dec, 2015

Why Broadband Needs a Broader Vision

December 1st, 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 call our being BOB, for Broadband Observational Bot. ” Dispatched for a fact-finding mission about the state of high-speed networks, our bot immediately is puzzled by a few things it sees. On the ground below, for example, are separate but nearly identical delivery mechanisms whose fibers and wires and invisible waves connect homes and businesses and individuals, [...]

25Sep, 2013

UNH to test Super Wi-Fi technology that could expand broadband access in rural areas

September 25th, 2013|

Concord Monitor "UNH to test ‘Super Wi-Fi’ technology that could expand broadband access in rural areas" By BEN LEUBSDORF “This is a perfect technology to be used for that last rural mile,” The University of New Hampshire next month will begin testing an experimental way to provide wireless high-speed internet access across several miles via TV-style signals, a technology officials hope will offer an inexpensive solution to the problem of scarce broadband access in rural areas. “This new, innovative technology is reliable. It is low-cost. It is emerging around the globe,” [...]

22Feb, 2013

West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni

February 22nd, 2013|

“During his senior year at WVU, Yassini became fascinated by the burgeoning satellite communications industry. Upon graduation, he was recruited by GE, where he went to work building television receivers.” Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard is founder and CEO of YAS Capital Partners LLC. He has gained an international reputation as a broadband visionary for inventing the cable modem while founder and CEO of LANcity and for establishing the cable modem industry standards (DOCSIS) through Cable Television Laboratories, SCTE and ITU. Dr. Yassini is well known in industry circles as the “father of the [...]

23Oct, 2012

Docsis 3.1: The Final Frontier?

October 23rd, 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 the home”  ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cable-Tec Expo -- YAS Capital Partners President and CEO Rouzbeh Yassini is considered by many in industry tech circles to be the "father" of the cable modem, so it follows that we checked in with him at the show to get his thoughts as his baby grows up to become Docsis 3.1. (See Docsis 3.1 Targets 10-Gig [...]

22Oct, 2012

Father Knows Best

October 22nd, 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 cable takes fiber to your home” View the Video and find other informative article on on LightReading.com: Network and Communications Industry

1Oct, 2012

Rouzbeh Yassini The Father of the Modern Modem

October 1st, 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 agent of tremendous empower-ment for individuals.” It was a futuristic life we had only dreamed of, where body sensors automatically alert physicians when your blood pressure skyrockets. College courses are completed from your living room. A webcam guards your house while you’re on vacation. And a Skype call with your grandchildren lets you see their smiles, new [...]

13Apr, 2012

Cable TV Pioneers Name 2012 Class

April 13th, 2012|

Broadband Tech Report "Cable TV Pioneers Name 2012 Class" By BTR Staff “The Cable Television Pioneers class of 2012 will be officially inducted at the organization's annual banquet on May 20 in Boston. ” Founded in 1966, the Cable Television Pioneers is an independent organization of individuals recognized and honored for their contributions to the cable industry. To be chosen, Pioneers must have served 20 years in the cable industry and must have made significant and meaningful contributions to it. The class of 2012 consists of: Marshall Cohen, Marshall Cohen Associates [...]

11May, 2010

Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini Authors Book Titled Planet Broadband

May 11th, 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 is, but why broadband matters to everyday people. Broadband is becoming the most influential medium of communication since the telephone. See how this technology will alter how we live, think, and do business. Book Description Understand what broadband is, why it is the fastest growing consumer media product since the VCR and what it means to you. Learn [...]

20Mar, 2009

A Decade of Docsis

March 20th, 2009|

Cable Digital News "A Decade of Docsis" Jeff Baumgartner Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini,"Father of the Cable Modem" had some interesting opinions to share about the future of Docsis recently, but recognizing the 10-year anniversary of the first certifications has not escaped his attention. So...Rouzbeh asked me to post this note here, and I'm happy to oblige: Thursday, 3-19-2009 is the 10th year anniversary of the first DOCSIS certification, where 432 engineers, analysts, executives, media experts and visionaries from 73 companies worked with passion, love, and know how at CableLabs to create the industry's [...]

10Apr, 2008

Cable Modem ‘Father’ to Grant Grants

April 10th, 2008|

Light Reading "Cable Modem 'Father' to Grant Grants" Jeff Baumgartner “Grant winners will participate in a six-week training session at the $10 million Yassini Broadband Knowledge Center in Boston” Rouzbeh Yassini, known in some circles as the "father of the cable modem," has completed the submission process and selected an advisory board made up of cable engineering royalty for a new $200,000 broadband research grant program. The program will offer four post-graduate projects per year. The first will be granted on Sept. 10, 2008. The deadline for the short-form app is [...]