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Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini

A Selection 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.

Planet Broadband | Cisco Press
5Sep, 2021

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! On Sep 4, 1996, LANcity signed an agreement to be acquired by Bay Network in [...]

22Dec, 2020

Celebrating Historic COVID-19 Year Of Achievement

Dec 22, 2020 |

The Miracles of 2020 As the year comes to a close, many people around the world will choose to bid an impassioned goodbye to 2020, a year seemingly defined by global turbulence, uncertainty, polarization, isolation, and deep personal loss. We mourn the loss of life in our families and [...]

10Nov, 2020

COVID Pandemic highlights the necessity of broadband

Nov 10, 2020 |

The 2020 ISBE Cable-Tec expo was held as a virtual event October 12th-15th.  A highlight from the event was the inspiring and visionary video featuring Jana Henthorn, CEO/President The Cable Center interviewing Rouzbeh Yassini, “father of the cable modem” The tragedy of the COVID global pandemic has shed light, [...]

5Nov, 2020

Nader Engheta Wins Newton Medal and Prize

Nov 5, 2020 |

The Winner Is Nader Engheta! From the time of the Golden age of the Persian empire ancient polymaths, most notably Abu Rayhan al-Biruni, were lifelong scholars influential in laying the groundwork for the future of discoveries n the field of physics. On November 2, 2020, in recognition of global [...]

23Oct, 2020

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian

Oct 23, 2020 |

Described as one of the great voices of all times, the melody emperor of Iran, the greatest living maestro of Persian classical music and the voice of Iran, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, the Iranian singer, poet, calligraphist and humanitarian, passed away at 80 years old in Tehran after a 15 year [...]

2Jun, 2020

Global collaboration for global innovation

Jun 2, 2020 |

Over the last 10,000 years, innovation has always been the driving force in advancing civilization. Today we face a challenge that calls upon our best global innovators business leaders, educators, and every human being to collaborate in the development of solutions that enable us to simultaneously live, work, run [...]

29May, 2020

Yassini’s Strategic Vision For IRYStec Survives Global Pandemic

May 29, 2020 |

IRYStec Software, the Montreal Venture based startup was founded in 2015 to innovate a SW layer product controlling the point of perception, based on ambient, reflection, user experience and various sensors and content attributes. In Dec, 2018 Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard, was appointed as Executive Chairman of the board to [...]

22May, 2020

West Virginia University Alumnus Message to Statler College Grads

May 22, 2020 |

West Virginia University Statler College Alumnus, Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D. sent a message of opportunity and call to action to 2020 graduates as they attended their virtual graduation ceremony. As graduation season unfolds, for the class of 2020 there is a perceptible sentiment of uncertainty and disappointment. Perhaps you feel [...]

12May, 2019

Women in Mathematics Day

May 12, 2019 |

On this day, May 12th 2019, we celebrate First International Women in Mathematics Day This date was selected to honor Maryam Mirzakhani, a brilliant and inspiring mathematical scholar born on May 12th 1977 in Tehran and studied at Sharif University before attending Harvard for her graduate studies. Though her [...]

18Apr, 2016

Obama Supports The Need For Increasing Communication Speeds

Apr 18, 2016 |

“Our goal is to provide you with an easy way to stay current on evolving topics in broadband, without taking a lot of your time.” Hello, It feels like just yesterday when I was pioneering cable modem technology at LANcity. Who would have thought back [...]