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U.S. Takes Top Spot in Global Connectivity Study Commissioned by Nokia

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WASHINGTON, February 1, 2010 – The United States took the top spot on the 2009 Connectivity Scorecard, a research project linking increased national technological connectivity with socio-economic transformation.

Professor Leonard Waverman of the London Business School and economic consulting firm LECG put together the scorecard focusing on 50 countries using metrics such as national usage, skills and infrastructure.

Waverman found that the United States leads more categories than any other nation – its person computer penetration of businesses is excellent and the nation takes top prize in secure server deployment. However, he found that consumer infrastructure does not score as highly for the United States as its other metrics and its “broadband and 3G penetration are average.”

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OECD Releases Latest Broadband Statistics

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WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development updated its broadband statistics Friday to reflect that the number of broadband subscribers in OECD member states increased by 10 percent from June 2008 to June 2009.

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OECD Broadband Ranking System Needs Restructuring, Says Think Tank

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WASHINGTON, July 29 – Basing telecommunications policy around the faulty ranking system of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development would lead to an “ill-defined national broadband strategy,” officials from the Phoenix Center think tank said Monday.

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Panelists Debate Success of U.S. Deregulation in Broadband

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Experts on both sides of the Atlantic squared off on Monday about whether the United States’ broadband policies were a success.

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