Post Tagged with: "broadband"

Broadband in Japan

David Akin points to a Washington Post article on broadband in Japan, where speeds are dramatically faster than those found in North America "pushing open doors to Internet innovation that are likely to remain closed for years to come in much of the United States."  The article provides a solid […]

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August 29, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Canada’s Communications Outlook: Average At Best

The OECD has just released its Communications Outlook 2007.  The report contains an incredible amount of comparative data on phone, broadband, and broadcast markets in all OECD countries.  Each country will look for its own rankings (US, UK, Australia), but there has yet to be much Canadian coverage with the […]

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July 17, 2007 6 comments News

Australia Announces National Broadband Plan

99 percent of the population covered at 12 megabits per second.  Within two years.

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June 18, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Broadband Speeds and Competition

There has been an interesting discussion this week on Dave Farber's IP List comparing broadband speeds and linking that to the competitive environment.  The discussion, which references congressional testimony and an ITIF study, notes how much faster, cheaper, and more competitive broadband services are in countries such as Japan and […]

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May 23, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Canadian Broadband Growth Ranks 29th Out Of 30 OECD Countries

The OECD this week released its annual broadband statistics for the 30 OECD countries.  The release notes that Canada ranks at the top of the G7 countries in terms of broadband penetration.  A closer examination of the data, however, reveals that that good news masks far more disturbing trends.  As recently as 2003, Canada ranked second in the OECD in broadband penetration.  In 2004, it slipped to fifth and last year it dropped to eighth.  This year, Canada dropped another spot to ninth and it is safe bet that it will drop out of the top 10 by next year.

Not only is Canada dropping in comparison to other OECD countries, but Canada's growth rate ranks second worst among all OECD countries.  The OECD chart lists the countries alphabetically, but it is much more revealing to examine both overall rank and growth rates.

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April 24, 2007 17 comments News