Category Archives: Internet access

The Origins of the Open Internet and Net Neutrality

Two of this week’s milestones in the history of technology highlight the foundations laid 50 years ago that are at the core of today’s debates over net neutrality and the open Internet. On December 6, 1967, the Advanced Research Projects … Continue reading

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Computer Use and Internet Trends in the United States 1984-2012

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Al Gore Gives Birth to the Internet

Today in 1994, The Superhighway Summit was held at UCLA’s Royce Hall. It was the “first public conference bringing together all of the major industry, government and academic leaders in the field [and] also began the national dialogue about the Information … Continue reading

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Age of Internet Empires: Google and Facebook Vie for Dominance

The Oxford Internet Institute published recently a map illustrating the most visited website in each country. It concluded: The supremacy of Google and Facebook over any other site on the Web is clearly apparent. We also see an interesting geographical … Continue reading

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Technology in the Classroom

Teaching 2.0: Is Tech In The Classroom Worth The Cost? (Podcast) “[Skype] enables me, as a writer based in New York, to get to places I’d otherwise never be able to get to. I’ve seen teachers completely dedicated to making their … Continue reading

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564 Million Internet Users in China, 42.1% Penetration

  China’s web registry regulator, the CNNIC, today released data showing that China had 564 million internet users at the end of 2012, meaning that web penetration is 42.1%,  up from 8.5% in 2005. Source: Tech in Asia

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Life without the Internet in 1,115 Words

Paul Miller reports on the first three months being paid to completely disconnect from the Internet: The first two weeks were a zen-like blur. I’ve never felt so calm and happy in my life. Never. And then I started actually … Continue reading

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New Pew Research on Mobile-Only Internet Users

Pew Internet: “17% of cell phone owners do most of their online browsing on their phone, rather than a computer or other device. Most do so for convenience, but for some their phone is their only option for online access. Some … Continue reading

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The Increasing Diversity of Online Access

Pew Internet: The ways in which people connect to the internet are much more varied today than they were in 2000. As a result, internet access is no longer synonymous with going online with a desktop computer: Currently, 88% of … Continue reading

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