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September 10, 2004
Broadband education

No surprise here:

Broadband is having a marked impact on children's education in the UK by helping them make the most of the internet as a research tool.

According to a detailed survey of 50 UK families by the Future Foundation, two-thirds of children with broadband access are spending more time using the internet for academic purposes, including research and revision.

Yes. The very same electric boxes, which, in their first form, television, wrought such educational havoc, are now, in their later and more civilised and wordy form, helping to sort out the mess.

Broadband has certainly been a huge education for me.

Just done a big Samizdata piece of the sort which a couple of months ago I thought I might be incapable of ever again, and am busy for the rest of the day, so that may be all here. So maybe no more here today, and of course nothing promised over the weekend, but have a nice one.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 01:49 PM
Category: The Internet

Brian - I really like your site. I live in the US and found an intersting article about Broadband penetration facts and figures. Content is getting better, too. Especially educational content. Finally, the Internet may be a good multi-media educational resource for children and adults who want to use the web to learn.

This is a reprint of an article I found interesting relating to Broadband. Thought you and your readers might also find it interesting.

Broadband officially rules the Internet
Plus, high-tech rickshaws, XP flaws and more
By Jackie Cohen, CBS Marketwatch

Broadband across America
Broadband has finally superseded dialup connections to the Internet, according to the latest measurements by Nielsen NetRatings.
Nielsen reports broadband is used by 63 million users, or 51 percent of the U.S. online population, up from 38 percent last year.
Only 61.3 million households still use dialup, a figure 13 percent lower than last year's tally.
"We expect to see this aggressive growth rate continue through next year, when the majority of Internet users will be accessing the Internet via a broadband connection," said Marc Ryan, senior director and analyst for Nielsen NetRatings.
"Not surprisingly, the younger set, which grew up with PC technology, has the highest penetration of broadband access," he added.
Not surprising, says Nolan Quan, Internet Pioneer, “new products like MSN TV 2 from Microsoft are being offered at $199 (www.msn.com), RealOne from rival Real Networks is offered at $12.95 per month (www.realone.com), and newcomer AccessMedia (www.accessmedia.tv), who claims to have the all time killer application with AccessMedia listed at $249.95, but streets for about $120, have joined in providing outstanding services for the broadband users.”

Comment by: Rob Walker on October 13, 2004 08:07 PM
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