Center for Advanced Communication Policy (CACP)

The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) focuses on key issues that influence the development, implementation and adoption of cutting-edge, advanced communications technologies. CACP work includes assessment of policy issues and production of regulatory filings, identification of future options for innovation, and articulation of a clearer vision of the ever-changing technology landscape. Center research areas include wireless communications and platforms; accessible technology design and use for people with disabilities; emergency alerts and communications; higher education policy and evaluation; workforce development and employment for people with disabilities; new communications modes such as social media and online participatory platforms; STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, and the cultural impact of technology shifts. CACP, in its role as an objective and neutral source, collaborates with government, industry and academia at the national, local, state, and international levels. In addition to a vigorous agenda of national level activities, CACP has successfully partnered with a number of higher educational institutions across the U.S. in the generation of grants, project development and academic and professional publications. On an international scale, CACP has established productive, collaborative partnerships in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.