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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.
This report focuses on developments in broadband market structures emerging from the deployment of high-speed broadband services and the policy and regulatory implications.
The report examines the use of fibre to provide local access networks for the provision of broadband access.
Analysis of pricing plans at 68 operators in the 34 OECD countries reveals extremely high average roaming charges and points to a strong case for new consumer protection and empowerment measures, according to this report.
As increasing numbers of children worldwide enjoy the benefits of the Internet, they also face a spectrum of risks to which they are more vulnerable than adults. This report examines these risks as well as the policy responses of governments to improve the protection of children online.
This paper recalls the influence of the OECD privacy guidelines and looks at the current privacy landscape, with a focus on economic activities. It identifies current challenges for protecting privacy and highlights a number of initiatives.
This paper analyses and compares national strategies for digital identity management in OECD countries. These strategies aim to drive innovation for e-government and for the broader Internet economy while remaining consistent with current national identity practices.
Bundling can provide both benefits and drawbacks to broadband customers. In other cases bundles can lead to situations where customers are worse off.
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OECD Information and Communication Policy News - July 2010