High Definition Web experience & broadband adoption
My friend in the Duke University IT shop sent me a link to www.thehdweb.com. I have resisted
the idea that I'll watch television programs on my PC via Slingbox or Apple TV as I spend too much
time at my computer already. However, if the experience would be as I see on this site, I might be
interested. Not for watching CSI or American Idol, but to read newspapers on-line (I'm still a
hold-it-in-your-hand reader) or to pursue other sorts of education from my desk.
And did you realize that our country ranks #15 in the world in broadband penetration, a drop of 11
spots between 2001 and 2006?! Our ratio is 20 households per 100 (just below Japan and 50%
less than Denmark or South Korea). The average South Korean apartment building has 15x the
connection speed as a typical American household, for example.
Imagine the commercial capabilities when most US household enjoy inexpensive, broadband access.
Meanwhile, we're a long way from the benefits of www.thehdweb.com. In a globalized and highly
competitive marketplace, we need to accelerate the pace of broadband availability. cperrien