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There is widespread consensus that the openness of the Internet has been a key factor in stimulating innovation and economic growth.
This guide provides the statistical definitions, classifications and methods to measure and compare the information society across countries. It provides a standard reference for statisticians, analysts and policy-makers in the field.
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OECD member governments, business groups and technical experts in June 2011 agreed a new framework to promote a more transparent and open Internet.
This report provides an overview of the potential benefits but also limitations of virtual worlds for enhancing collaboration, creativity, and learning across society.
The Communications Outlook provides an extensive range of indicators and examines the issues surrounding broadcasting markets, Internet infrastructure, communications expenditure, use by households and business, and trends in telecommunications services.
OECD governments and other stakeholders have created a new framework to promote a more transparent, open Internet at a two-day meeting in Paris.
The Internet is a driver of innovation, improves efficiency, and thus contributes to growth and employment. This high-level meeting is a unique opportunity to strengthen global principles to create a reliable, resilient and innovative Internet environment.
The aim of this meeting is to reach a consensus on how best to ensure the continued growth and innovation of the Internet economy. It follows up on the OECD Ministerial Meeting on The Future of the Internet Economy held in Seoul in June 2008.
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This document compares major trends in the diffusion of the Internet across OECD and selected non-OECD countries. It shows how the Internet is changing people’s lives and business behaviours, increasing productivity, stimulating innovation and opening new opportunities.
This report examines broadband plans across the OECD area, providing an overview of common elements and goals in those plans. An annex to this report contains references and links to the plans.