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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

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
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