San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 2, 2008
CDNetworks (KOSDAQ: 073710) a top-three global, full-service content delivery network (CDN), today announced the CDNetworks Net Plus program, which provides free content delivery network services to nonprofit organizations that are focused on preventing or counteracting harmful Internet-enabled activities. This program is an extension of the CDNetworks Global Public Service program, which includes supporting underprivileged children and orphans, as well as offering Internet infrastructure to non-governmental-organizations in Asia. Adina's Deck, an educational media group/nonprofit initiative focused on safe Internet practices for young people, is the first US participant in the new CDNetworks Net Plus free CDN program.
The CDNetworks Net Plus program provides eligible nonprofit organizations with free CDN services for up to one terabyte of traffic per month on the CDNetworks' infrastructure. Participants are selected based on merit, need, and focus on Internet safety issues. CDNetworks is reaching out to nonprofits to introduce the service to them.
Adina's Deck, the first US nonprofit in the CDNetworks Net Plus program, is an award winning film, social website, and curriculum focused on educating 9 -15 year olds about safe practices on the Internet. The first episode of Adina's Deck focuses on cyber bullying. Released in January 2008, Adina's Deck Episode One won the award for Best Educational Film in the student category at the 2008 International Family Film Festival. It also won a Global Web Award - 2008 at the World Wide Web Awards. The film has found enthusiastic audiences around the world. Adina's Deck is planning to release two additional film episodes this fall.
"Putting Adina's Deck on the CDNetworks network infrastructure has made a dramatic difference in content delivery speed and end-user experience," said Debbie Heimowitz, founder of Adina's Deck. "CDNetworks has made a big impact on the 'stickiness' of our Web pages, tripling the amount of time people stay on our website."
"While the Internet adds value to the world in many ways, there are also some irresponsible, harmful, and dangerous activities enabled by the Internet," said Simon Lee, CEO of CDNetworks US. "Our goal with the CDNetworks Net Plus program is to encourage and enable nonprofit organizations, like Adina's Deck, that are working hard to counteract this harm and promote Internet safety. We are very happy to provide our CDNetworks infrastructure and technology suite, at no charge, to encourage and support this work."
About Adina's Deck
Adina's Deck is an educational media group/nonprofit initiative producing films, a website, and curriculum focused on safe Internet practices for young people. The first Adina's Deck film episode titled, "Solving Cyber Bullying Mysteries," was created, directed, and produced by Debbie Heimowitz for her Master's Thesis in the Learning, Design and Technology program in the school of Education at Stanford University. Jason Azicri developed, wrote and co-directed the pilot. Over fifty crew members and one hundred actors contributed to the pilot episode which was released in January 2008. Due to the broad interest, industry recognition, and international appeal of the first Adina's Deck initiatives, the team is working on two additional film episodes and a website update. To learn more about Adina's Deck, please view: http://www.Adinasdeck.com.
CDNetworks, a top-three global, full-service content delivery network (CDN), provides technology, network infrastructure, and customer services that accelerate the delivery of Internet content and applications to end users around the world. CDNetworks provides a comprehensive suite of technology for video streaming, large-volume-files downloads and image caching, which deliver unparalleled quality of performance, service, and reliability. World-leading media and entertainment, technology, retail, and online gaming companies rely on CDNetworks to optimize their end users' online experiences. CDNetworks, founded in 2000 in Seoul, Korea, has subsidiaries in the US, China and Japan and is publicly traded on Korea's KOSDAQ exchange (KOSDAQ: 073710). For more information, please visit: http://www.cdnetworks.com.
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