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Akami State of the Internet Report
Each quarter, TechNet member Akamai publishes a quarterly “State of the Internet” report. This report includes data gathered across Akamai’s global server network about attack traffic, average & maximum connection speeds, Internet penetration and broadband adoption, and mobile usage, as well as trends seen in this data over time. The latest report from the first quarter of 2010 can be viewed here.
The 2010 Connectivity Scorecard
The 2010 Connectivity Scorecard is a global ICT index – the first of its kind to rank 50 countries not only on their deployment of ICT infrastructure but also to measure the extent to which governments, businesses and consumers make use of connectivity technologies to enhance social and economic prosperity, so called “useful connectivity”. It is available here.
The National Broadband Plan
First published in March 2010, the National Broadband Plan is a roadmap to America’s future. The plan, as well as other resources related to broadband can be viewed at www.broadband.gov.
Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in STEM
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recently isssued a report to the President providing a strategy for K-12 STEM education. The Council includes TechNet member and Google CEO Eric Schmidt. It can be viewed here.
Pew Home Broadband 2010 Survey
The adoption of broadband internet access slowed dramatically over the last year. Two-thirds of American adults (66%) now have a broadband internet connection at home, a figure that is little changed from the 63% with a high-speed home connection at a similar point in 2009. Learn more here.