Sunday, April 29, 2007
Last week, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has released a new report on international braodband rankings.
According to the news release for the report:
The United States continues to fall behind in broadband adoption, now ranking 15th among 30 OECD nations, according to the organization’s latest rankings. However, while adoption rate is an important metric, a more comprehensive measure of broadband performance also accounts for price and speed.
In a new report, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation releases the ITIF Broadband Rankings, which benchmark broadband penetration, price and speed in OECD countries. The findings show that the United States, which ranks 12th overall, faces a multifaceted broadband challenge. The report outlines several steps policymakers should take to reach a goal of high-speed ubiquitous broadband.
You can download the ten page report here.
posted by Ed Morrison |
Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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