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  • Articles
  • Australia Moves to Build High-Speed Network, NYT 4/7/2009
  • Australian Net Censorship Plan Delayed Temporarily, Techdirt 12/30/2008
  • Australia to ban spam, ZDNet 7/23/03
  • Net, phone censors get $2m (Australia), Australia IT 5/14/03
  • Australia Shuts Down Music Piracy Site, Reuters 4/28/03
  • ABA releases tips for chatting safely online, ABA Australia 12/20/02
  • Australia - Ellison to pull plug on protest websites Courier 11/8/02
  • AU - Queensland - Civil libertarians want police use of entrapment on Net to be Monitored Herald 11/5/02
  • Caslon Analytic Profiles: the digital divides: Australia
  • Australia records drop in subscribers and ISPs, NUA 9/20/02
  • Aussies pay more for broadband, NUA 8/16/02
  • Public eyes censorship plans, Australia 3/13/02
  • Australia - Task Force on Industry Self-Regulation, Australia 2/8/02
  • Australian Govt Bans Internet Gambling, Newsbytes 6/29/01
  • Ban Online Gambling? Australia Would Rather Tax It CyberTimes 1997
  • Interactive Gambling Act of 1998
  • Burma



    Internet subscriber statisitics Nov 2003:

  • Papers
  • Yasu Taniwaki, Emerging Broadband Market and the Relevant Policy Agenda in Japan, Journal of Interactive Advertising, Vol. 4, No. 1 Fall 2003
  • japanjapan News
  • Free Calls to Japan, Text to Donate, and Free TV Japan, Verizon 3/17/2011
  • Comcast Provides Free Calls to Japan, COMCAST 3/17/2011
  • Beware of Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Scams, MSISAC 3/14/2011
  • Quake damage to Japan cables appears small, CW 3/14/2011
  • Japan's Quake May Disrupt Chip Shipments, Internet News 3/14/2011
  • Japan's phone networks remain severely disrupted, CW 3/14/2011
  • Despite quake, Japan's Net connections strong, CNET` 3/14/2011
  • Taiwanese semiconductor firms face supply shortages in Japan, CW 3/14/2011
  • AT&T: Calls, Texts To Japan Free Through March, Huff 3/14/2011
  • Time Warner Cable Offers Free Calls To Japan - While Several Carriers Offer Access To Japan TV, dslreports 3/14/2011
  • Vonage Offers Customers Free Calling to Japan, Vonage 3/14/2011
  • Support for Japan, Twitter 3/14/2011
  • Helping Japan Online, Digital Frontiers VOA 3/14/2011
  • The Web Reacts to a Tsunami, Digital Frontiers VOA 3/14/2011
  • Japan Quake, Renesys 3/14/2011
  • No late-night Internet cafes for Tokyo teens, Straights Times 1/20/2004
  • Huge rise in broadband subscribers in Japan NUA 10/15/02
  • Japan - Gov't to regulate online auction sites, Japan Online 3/15/02
  • Korea, South

    Derived From: FTC Staff Report 2007 p 113 South Korea is frequently described as the most "wired" country in the world in terms of Internet service. Although it had less than one Internet user per 100 inhabitants in 1995, by 2002 it was one of the world's largest Internet markets, with 26 million users, and, by 2003, 78 percent of South Korean Internet users logged on via a broadband connection.541 Several factors have been cited for this explosive growth.

    The South Korean government privatized the historical monopoly telecommunications operator, Korea Telecom ("KT"), in the early 1990s and has extensively involved itself in the telecommunications sector to upgrade the country's information technology infrastructure and to promote computer use by businesses and individuals.542 Initiated in 1995, the Korea Information Infrastructure project has emphasized public-private partnerships in funding a national, high-speed public backbone, information technology pilot projects, and technology investment funds.543 The South Korean government also implemented local loop unbundling requirements in 2002.544

    This environment seems to have spurred the emergence of multiple ISPs.545 Some commentators note, however, that many of the ISPs that emerged during the last decade have experienced periods of unprofitability and suggest that market consolidation is already underway.546 Also, in 2004, the South Korean government subjected KT to stricter service and pricing regulations on the grounds that KT's dominance was a barrier to competition in the broadband market.547

    Another important factor in South Korea's broadband deployment appears to be the country's high average population density of 1,265 people per square mile with 82 percent of its 48 million people living in urban areas.548 Apartments account for approximately 48 percent of South Korea's housing stock549 and provide housing for approximately 40 percent of its population. The average distance of a customer to a telephone exchange is about two kilometers, with 95 percent of customers living within four kilometers of an exchange, the target range of asymmetric DSL. This close proximity simplifies the last-mile roll-out of such networks.550

    In addition, some observers conclude that the Internet has become much more of a cultural phenomenon in South Korea than in some other countries.551 For example, although South Koreans' per-capita income is less than a third of that of Americans, they are willing to spend twice as much of their household income on broadband services.552

    Korean, North


  • malaysiamalaysia Malaysia blogger's joy at release, BBC 11/7/2008
  • Malaysia - Use of internal security law is serious press violation, interior minister told - 16.09.2008, RSF 9/16/2008
  • Malaysia - Authorities order ISPs to block access to Malaysia Today news website - 28.08.2008, RSF 8/29/2008
  • Malaysia Jails Blogger For Two Years Without Trial, Techdirt 9/24/2008
  • Malaysia cracks down on bloggers, CNET 7/27/2007
  • Malaysia To Set Up Government Agency To Respond To Blogs, Techdirt 4/27/2007
  • Year Regulator Established: 1998 | Approval Required for ISP to Start Operations: None. | ISP Price Regulation: No. | Source: Scott Wallsten, Regulation and Internet Use in Developing Countries, Table 1 (Draft Dec. 2002)


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