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OECD broadband penetration

OECD broadband penetration

Mar 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Erin Shipps, associate editor

That was then

Dave Land sent us this photo to use �if we were desperate.� While we’re not desperate, we do enjoy old photos. The photo is circa 1966 while he was in high school in Fairfield, IL, working nights and weekends at his dad’s radio stations, WFIW-AM/FM. After graduating high school in 1968, Dave attended SIU-Carbondale, IL and graduated in 1972 with a BS in Radio-TV. He went to work for WGOM in Marion, IN, in June 1972 and then was drafted into the U.S. Army in Dec. He was still able to work weekends at KCCO in Lawton, OK, during his Army stint. He returned to Fairfield in January 1975 and has been there ever since. Dave is now president and general manager of Wayne County Broadcasting Company. His dad, Tom Land turned 89 in January and still comes in to the station every day.

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Broadband Penetration

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According to, the number of broadband subscribers in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development reached 251 million by June 2008, an increase of 14 percent from June 2007. This growth increased broadband penetration rates to 21.3 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, up from 20 percent in December 2007. The United States is the largest broadband market in the OECD with 75 million subscribers. U.S. broadband subscribers consistently represent 30 percent of all broadband connections in the OECD. For more information and statistics, visit

Click to enlarge Source: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development