The latest Report of the Week (ROTW) is actually two reports, both related to Internet connectivity.

The first report, brought to my attention by David Warlick, comes from the Communication Workers of America:

Here's a quote from the report:

[C]ountries like Canada, Sweden, and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes, but it can take two hours or more in the United States. Yet, people in Japan pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have the technology for higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States has fallen to 16th place behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet access.

The second report, brought to my attention by Andy Carvin, is from the Pew Internet & American Life Project:

Here's a quote from the report:

Currently, 71% of adults use the internet at least occasionally from any location; of these, 94% have an internet connection at home. Among adults with a home internet connection, 70% go online using a high-speed connection, versus 23% who use dialup. . . . 27% of all adults do not use a computer at work, school, home or elsewhere.

Happy reading!