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Why broadband matters. BROADBAND DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION. International National State Rural. WE’RE NUMBER 14!. 4TH AMONG TOP 7 INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES. IT’S ALL ABOUT BANDWIDTH. PRICE. 2009 E-READINESS RANKINGS. Denmark 1 Sweden 2 Netherlands 3 Norway 4

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Broadband diffusion and adoption
BROADBAND DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION

  • International

  • National

  • State

  • Rural






2009 e readiness rankings
2009 E-READINESS RANKINGS

Denmark 1

Sweden 2

Netherlands 3

Norway 4

United States5

Australia 6

Singapore 7

Hong Kong 8

Canada 9

Finland 10

Economist Intelligence Unit

www.eic.com



Number of broadband providers national broadband map
Number of Broadband Providers (National Broadband Map)


Consumer broadband there is a divide it matters
CONSUMER BROADBAND THERE IS A DIVIDE – IT MATTERS

  • Unavailable in some communities

  • Bandwidth limits applications

    • Education/training

    • Telework

    • Telemedicine

    • eCommerce

    • Entertainment

    • eGov services

  • Brain Drain

  • Economic development


Commercial broadband business schools government etc
COMMERCIAL BROADBANDBUSINESS, SCHOOLS, GOVERNMENT, ETC.

  • Higher service level requirements (99.99999%)

  • BIG Pipes

  • Dedicated connections

  • Higher cost in rural vs. urban/suburban areas

  • Limited providers in rural areas


Commercial broadband matters
COMMERCIAL BROADBAND MATTERS

  • Global economy driven by broadband

  • Businesses less likely to locate or grow without broadband

  • Geographic penalty

  • Rural business, governments, schools, hospitals pay more than urban and suburban counterparts



For more information

Southern Rural Development Center

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

www.ConnectingCommunities.info


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