Latest Broadband Penetration Data: Average Speed Up, Coverage Flat

The OECD Broadband Portal has been updated to reflect data as of June 2007. The enhanced and increased data makes the U.S. look a little better but U.S. high speed internet penetration remains in the bottom quarter of the 32 OECD countries, as it has since it’s ranking dropped 25 percent earlier this year. The U.S. is on par with the OECD average, however, when broadband penetration is calculated in terms of landmass populated by 50% of the population, perhaps a more fair measure, considering the U.S. does 30% of broadband subscribers in the OECD survey, but also covers a vast and sparsely populated area.

speedmattersTake a look at the main press release re: these latest penetration data. Of note:

The strongest per-capita subscriber growth over the year was in Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Norway, Denmark and Luxembourg. Each country added more than 5 subscribers per 100 inhabitants during the past year…. Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Korea and Norway and Iceland lead the OECD in broadband penetration, each with over 29 subscribers per 100 inhabitants.

Full press release below:

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It’s Not Me, It’s You

ann coulter speaks at usc annenberg about islamo-fascism or whateverAnn Coulter is disgustingly skinny. So, when I heard her speak last night at USC, I couldn’t help myself but to replace the word “liberal” with “fat people” — at least in my head — the dozens of times she berated the intellectually beefy. Her new book would probably be quite a hoot if only it were titled “If Democrats Fat People Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans.”

Click here to read my account of her “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week” presentation complete with photos and video at LAist.

Oh, and happy Leopard Day Mac users!

Fire Updates, Ann Coulter Coming to USC?!?

The sky is far smokier-looking than yesterday at this time, here in West LA but still no fires in the immediate area and no sign of a wind shift. The map from yesterday’s post is still being updated live by LA Times and presents a good picture of things. I’ve also posted a few stories of interest on LAist. Click to read:

Fire Evacuees are Not ‘Refugees’
Ann Coulter to Speak at USC for Islamo-Fascism Wingnut Awareness Week
Larry Himmel Reports from the Scene of his Burning Home

Viss has some amazing photos of the Witch Fire here.