It’s Time to Fix the Pitifully Slow, Expensive Internet Access in the U.S. | Wired.com
Here are the facts: Approximately 19 million Americans can’t subscribe to high-speed internet access because they live in areas that private companies believe are too expensive to serve. Internet access is still very expensive compared to the rest of the developed world – a third of Americans don’t or can’t subscribe.
Internet access in America remains relatively slow – particularly when it comes to upload speeds, the very feature necessary for cloud computing and creating user-generated content. Cable companies dominate wired internet access and face no real competition or pricing pressure; telcos like Verizon and AT&T have retreated to wireless, which will never be a full substitute for wired capacity; and we still have no plan for a nation-wide upgrade to fiber.

 It’s Time to Fix the Pitifully Slow, Expensive Internet Access in the U.S. | Wired.com

Here are the facts: Approximately 19 million Americans can’t subscribe to high-speed internet access because they live in areas that private companies believe are too expensive to serve. Internet access is still very expensive compared to the rest of the developed world – a third of Americans don’t or can’t subscribe.

Internet access in America remains relatively slow – particularly when it comes to upload speeds, the very feature necessary for cloud computing and creating user-generated content. Cable companies dominate wired internet access and face no real competition or pricing pressure; telcos like Verizon and AT&T have retreated to wireless, which will never be a full substitute for wired capacity; and we still have no plan for a nation-wide upgrade to fiber.

IBM At ITU Telecom World 2009

Produced by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and held only every few years, ITU Telecom World is a major global event for Telecommunications and Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector, attracting around 40,000 visitors from all around the world. 

At ITU Telecom World 2009, IBM will be featuring: 

• Corporate Headquarters in the Telecom Village (Hall 2 - # 2510) 
• Two IBM speakers in the VIP Forum 
• “Leading Ideas” session, a panel on smarter planet visions and ideas with Scott Stainken, General Manager, Global Telecom Industry, IBM
•	“Meet a Leader” session on Cloud Computing, with Mike Hill, VP, Enterprise Initiatives, IBM
• Four IBM speakers or panelists in the ITU Forum (Click on the speakers tab for more details on the sessions)
• An impressive panel of IBM senior executives and subject mater experts available to meet with you in private meeting rooms. 

(via IBM Events - Agenda: ITU Telecom World 2009)

IBM At ITU Telecom World 2009

Produced by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and held only every few years, ITU Telecom World is a major global event for Telecommunications and Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector, attracting around 40,000 visitors from all around the world.

At ITU Telecom World 2009, IBM will be featuring:

• Corporate Headquarters in the Telecom Village (Hall 2 - # 2510)
• Two IBM speakers in the VIP Forum
• “Leading Ideas” session, a panel on smarter planet visions and ideas with Scott Stainken, General Manager, Global Telecom Industry, IBM
• “Meet a Leader” session on Cloud Computing, with Mike Hill, VP, Enterprise Initiatives, IBM
• Four IBM speakers or panelists in the ITU Forum (Click on the speakers tab for more details on the sessions)
• An impressive panel of IBM senior executives and subject mater experts available to meet with you in private meeting rooms.

(via IBM Events - Agenda: ITU Telecom World 2009)

Telemedicine is an important extension of WHITIA’s [World Health Imaging, Telemedicine and Informatics Alliance] activities given the organization’s focus on bringing sustainable diagnostic solutions to developing countries…[and]… helping to enhance their long term sustainability.

Media convergence research to include digital communities

Imagine watching your favorite TV show and talking about it with one friend on the phone, while at the same time trading messages with others on Twitter and e-mail. Sound like an impossible juggling act? A team of faculty from the Georgia Institute of Technology has formed a historic partnership with the Korean government, industry, and universities to develop a single platform where these and even more multimedia functions can take place, even anticipating what show you might like to watch or what music you might want to listen to.