Taipei Times

Friday, June 23, 2006

TAIWAN: Taiwanese No. 1 globally in use of digital home gear

East Asian nations lead the world in embracing digital home products, led by the high-tech powerhouses Taiwan and South Korea, a US firm said yesterday.

Taiwan scored 8.7 points out of a possible 10 when it came to using digital living products -- home networks, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, broadband and Internet services, Parks Associates said.

South Korea was second with a score of 8.4, followed by the US at 8.1. Canada came next with an 8.0 score, accordi more

Monday, December 10, 2001

Broadband firms find themselves dead in the water

But in the US, financial difficulties have plagued broadband providers. Excite and other broadband companies like NorthPoint Communications, Covad and others have either shut their doors or sought refuge from their creditors in bankruptcy court.

According to a Parks Associates survey of 2,500 US households in July, almost 75 percent of the 46 million dial-up Internet subscribers in the US are content with the quality of their Internet service. Besides the financial woes, analy more

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