How can the ‘mobile miracle’ be replicated to extend broadband access to all?
today’s transformational technology. By revolutionizing access to
content and changing the delivery paradigms for a whole host of
public and private sector services, it is becoming essential basic
infrastructure for every country’s future development. Yet for the
moment, access to high-speed Internet is very much a rich-world
privilege. To truly harness the power of information and
communication technologies to create tomorrow’s Knowledge Societies
and meet the Millennium Development Goals, new approaches to driving
broadband roll-out across economic barriers are urgently needed. This
report looks at what broadband can bring, the state of deployment
around the world, and innovative models that can help bring
high-speed connectivity to the world’s poorest communities.
report comes from the Broadband Commission for Digital Development,
led by ITU and UNESCO: www.broadbandcommission.org
full report and Executive Summary will be available for download from
12:00 CET on Monday 6 June at:
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a
specialized agency of the United Nations. Established in 1946, UNESCO
works for world peace and international understanding through its key
programme areas: education, natural and social sciences, culture, and
communication and information.