"The Changing Internet Community"

Written by A.T.Rendon

According to Nielsen//NetRatings, http://www.eratings.com/products/, more people than ever before are now accessing and usingrepparttar Internet.

In January of this year, over 163 million Americans had Internet access, which is up almost 40 million from January 2000. That is a significant 33 percent rise just in American Internet users.

The average age of Internet surfers, reports ZDNet, http://www.zdnet.com/ is 38 years, and rising. The baby-boomers are coming on strong.

The average level of education shows that 39 percent hold a college degree, yet overall, this number is actually falling.

Can you guess which isrepparttar 119118 fastest-growing segment of Web newbies?

It is Americans over 55 years old with working-class incomes and middle-class ideals that arerepparttar 119119 fasting growing segment of newbies.

The face ofrepparttar 119120 'Internet Community' has changed.

About five years ago,repparttar 119121 average Internet surfer was a white male, college educated and earning $50,000 plus a year.

Just this past month, women surpassed men asrepparttar 119122 major Internet surfer forrepparttar 119123 first time in history.

What does all this mean for online business people?

"Internet2-A Future So Bright!"

Written by A.T.Rendon

Some months ago, a scam artist was attempting to sell participation inrepparttar "New Internet". As it turned out,repparttar 119117 offer to secure yourself an e-commerce spot inrepparttar 119118 next generation Internet was a scam.

Butrepparttar 119119 Internet 2 is as real as it gets.

Launched in 1996,repparttar 119120 Internet2 offers lightning-fast connections to two fiber-optic backbone networks that ensure data arrives at its destination without loss or delay and already connects at least one university in each ofrepparttar 119121 50 states inrepparttar 119122 US.

Abilene,repparttar 119123 Internet2(R) backbone network, is in operation at speeds up to 2.4 gigabits per second, or 45,000 times faster than a typical modem.

It was developed in partnership with Qwest Communications, http://www.quest.net.nz/, Cisco Systems, http://www.cisco.com/, Nortel Networks, http://www.nortelnetworks.com/, and Indiana University, http://www.indiana.edu/.

It currently provides nationwide high-performance networking capabilities for over 180 Internet2 universities, which, in addition to high speed, provides advanced networking services such as multi-casting, IPv6, enables advanced applications such as High-Definition TV, tele-medicine and remote access to scientific instruments.

TV may soon stream into your home via your computer in a quality and level never before envisioned. Andrepparttar 119124 average person may well be able to create their own TV shows right on their own home computer.

Speed was one ofrepparttar 119125 major reasons forrepparttar 119126 inception ofrepparttar 119127 "New Internet". Government and educational institutions were beginning to get bogged down withinrepparttar 119128 old Internet network system. Ifrepparttar 119129 original vision was to be maintained, a new system would have to be implemented.

Atrepparttar 119130 moment, only government, universities and corporate sponsors are allowed to participate. It is still in research andrepparttar 119131 network itself is still under development.

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