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New ITIF Report Looks at Internet’s Evolution

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WASHINGTON, March 18, 2010 – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation released a report this week looking at the evolution of the Internet and marking the 25th anniversary of the first dot-com registration.

The report takes a look at the Internet from1985 to its growth today. It now includes 80 million dot-coms and more than 200 million Web sites. The first registered dot-com was symbolics.com.

ITIF noted that its new report arrived “in an important week in the development of the Internet’s infrastructure, with the FCC announcing its long-awaited recommendations on the national broadband plan.”

The report found:
Of the roughly 250 million Web sites, about 80 million are .coms. Even after the collapse of the .com bubble, the number of domain names grows by an average of 668,000 a month;

The .coms account for some $400 million in economic benefits to businesses and consumers and that figure will likely double in the next 10 years; and

Only about 25 percent of the world’s 6.7 billion participate in the dot-com economy but is changing. For example, 73 million Chinese became Internet users in 2007 alone;

The report urges:
Adoption of policies that allow for the deployment of technologies like wired and wireless broadband, mobile payments platforms, health IT and other Internet platforms;

Removal of regulatory and legal barriers to the emergence of new e-business models;

Creation of incentives for companies to invest in Internet-enabled business practices; and

Advancing digital literacy.

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Fiber Broadband Association Kicks Off Fiber Connect 2021

The FBA doled out numerous awards during its first general session of the event.

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FBA's Gary Bolton speaking on stage during Fiber Connect 2021

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2010 – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation released a report this week looking at the evolution of the Internet and marking the 25th anniversary of the first dot-com registration.

The report takes a look at the Internet from1985 to its growth today. It now includes 80 million dot-coms and more than 200 million Web sites. The first registered dot-com was symbolics.com.

ITIF noted that its new report arrived “in an important week in the development of the Internet’s infrastructure, with the FCC announcing its long-awaited recommendations on the national broadband plan.”

The report found:
Of the roughly 250 million Web sites, about 80 million are .coms. Even after the collapse of the .com bubble, the number of domain names grows by an average of 668,000 a month;

The .coms account for some $400 million in economic benefits to businesses and consumers and that figure will likely double in the next 10 years; and

Only about 25 percent of the world’s 6.7 billion participate in the dot-com economy but is changing. For example, 73 million Chinese became Internet users in 2007 alone;

The report urges:
Adoption of policies that allow for the deployment of technologies like wired and wireless broadband, mobile payments platforms, health IT and other Internet platforms;

Removal of regulatory and legal barriers to the emergence of new e-business models;

Creation of incentives for companies to invest in Internet-enabled business practices; and

Advancing digital literacy.

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Craig Settles: Libraries, Barbershops and Salons Tackle TeleHealthcare Gap

Craig Settles describes the important role that community institutions have played in promoting connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Photo of Urban Kutz Barbershops owner Waverly Willis getting his blood pressure checked used with permission

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2010 – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation released a report this week looking at the evolution of the Internet and marking the 25th anniversary of the first dot-com registration.

The report takes a look at the Internet from1985 to its growth today. It now includes 80 million dot-coms and more than 200 million Web sites. The first registered dot-com was symbolics.com.

ITIF noted that its new report arrived “in an important week in the development of the Internet’s infrastructure, with the FCC announcing its long-awaited recommendations on the national broadband plan.”

The report found:
Of the roughly 250 million Web sites, about 80 million are .coms. Even after the collapse of the .com bubble, the number of domain names grows by an average of 668,000 a month;

The .coms account for some $400 million in economic benefits to businesses and consumers and that figure will likely double in the next 10 years; and

Only about 25 percent of the world’s 6.7 billion participate in the dot-com economy but is changing. For example, 73 million Chinese became Internet users in 2007 alone;

The report urges:
Adoption of policies that allow for the deployment of technologies like wired and wireless broadband, mobile payments platforms, health IT and other Internet platforms;

Removal of regulatory and legal barriers to the emergence of new e-business models;

Creation of incentives for companies to invest in Internet-enabled business practices; and

Advancing digital literacy.

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Broadband Breakfast CEO Drew Clark and BroadbandNow’s John Busby Speak on Libraries and Broadband

Friday’s Gigabit Libraries Network conversation will feature Drew Clark of Broadband Breakfast and John Busby of BroadbandNow.

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WASHINGTON, March 18, 2010 – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation released a report this week looking at the evolution of the Internet and marking the 25th anniversary of the first dot-com registration.

The report takes a look at the Internet from1985 to its growth today. It now includes 80 million dot-coms and more than 200 million Web sites. The first registered dot-com was symbolics.com.

ITIF noted that its new report arrived “in an important week in the development of the Internet’s infrastructure, with the FCC announcing its long-awaited recommendations on the national broadband plan.”

The report found:
Of the roughly 250 million Web sites, about 80 million are .coms. Even after the collapse of the .com bubble, the number of domain names grows by an average of 668,000 a month;

The .coms account for some $400 million in economic benefits to businesses and consumers and that figure will likely double in the next 10 years; and

Only about 25 percent of the world’s 6.7 billion participate in the dot-com economy but is changing. For example, 73 million Chinese became Internet users in 2007 alone;

The report urges:
Adoption of policies that allow for the deployment of technologies like wired and wireless broadband, mobile payments platforms, health IT and other Internet platforms;

Removal of regulatory and legal barriers to the emergence of new e-business models;

Creation of incentives for companies to invest in Internet-enabled business practices; and

Advancing digital literacy.

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