Thursday, April 24, 2008

Senate Network Neutrality Hearing Recap

Thanks again to the Benton Foundation for coverage on this issue-- network neutrality is a critically important component in any Digital Inclusion strategy. The FCC position on this as expressed by Chairman Martin is encouraging. For the hearing recap, visit

Friday, April 11, 2008

Digital Inclusion White Paper

I found this interesting report on the W2i website. It's very academic, but it's about time someone starting looking at the issue in this kind of detail, and internationally.

Benchmarking Digital Inclusion
Download the entire report here (pdf)

A White Paper by gov3 limited
At the World Summit on the Information Society, every national government in the world
committed itself to build a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society. This White Paper is intended to help them measure their progress towards this goal, and to identify sources of international government best practice to help them succeed.

--The current level of Internet use in society: which countries are now ahead?
--Growth trends in Internet use: which countries are enjoying strongest continued
growth in Internet use, and which are starting to slow down?
--Future drivers for increased Internet user: how do countries compare on the three
factors which are identified in "Achieving Digital Inclusion" as the key drivers of Internet
use: access, confidence and motivation?