From September 2005 to June 2006 a team of thirteen scholars at the The University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication explored how new and maturing networking technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with content, media sources, other individuals and groups, and the world that surrounds us.
This site documents the process and the results.
A recently released report from Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has intriguing data about internet use by Japanese broadband users. Look at this table:
If I am reading that correctly, it says that Japanese broadband users (DSL and Fiber subscribers combined) download an average 194Gbs and upload an avge 146Gbs. Two comments:
According to the ITU analysis, "Japan's domestic average traffic represents almost half of all average international internet traffic."
(original item from smartmobs: http://www.smartmobs.com/archive/2006/05/01/1_terabit_per_s.html)