Bustamante Writes OP-Ed Article for Forbes

This is the first Op-Ed piece by Prof. Bustamante as an NU Public Voices Fellow through The OpEd Project.

Prof. Fabián Bustamante has post written an article supporting faster internet access as a basic human right, titled, "Raise The Speed Limit: Assuring The Right To Affordable Broadband." for Forbes, which was published on their website Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

This is the first Op-Ed piece by Prof. Bustamante as an NU Public Voices Fellow through The OpEd Project. His research focuses on large scale distributed computer systems and networks.

Northwestern University is partnering with OpEd Project to present the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program. This year-long program provides a select group of scholars across all disciplines with the resources, support and skills needed in order to dramatically increase their visibility and influence as thought leaders in academia and the world at large.

The OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. They envision a world where the best ideas—regardless of where or whom they come from—will have a chance to be heard and to shape society and the world. They have successfully piloted programs to advance minority and women’s voices with major organizations and universities nation-wide, with stunning results: nearly 5,000 women and men have come through The OpEd Project, and have assumed thought leadership positions (via op-eds and much more) in virtually every major media outlet, conservatively reaching hundreds of millions of readers. As a direct result participants have gone on to speak on national TV and radio, advance their research and teaching careers, earn book contracts (or generate larger/more popular audiences for existing academic books), consult on national policy issues, take new leadership roles at their institutions, brief Congress, and become nationally recognized for their ideas.