Topic of Discussion
The ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) is holding an open consultation (online and physical) on the following topic:
Expanding Internet Connectivity
CWG-Internet invites all stakeholders to submit contributions on international internet-related public policy issues relating to expanding internet connectivity, focusing on the following questions:
1. What are the challenges and opportunities for expanding Internet connectivity, particularly to remote and under-served areas? What are the roles of governments and non-government actors in overcoming these challenges?
2. Are there particular challenges facing land-locked countries in securing affordable Internet access? What can be done to overcome these challenges?
3. How can small/community/non-profit operators help in promoting the increase of Internet connectivity?
Useful Information and Instructions:
Information on the Online Open Consultation
Online Open Consultations are launched by the CWG-Internet and are held throughout the period between two successive CWG-Internet meetings. This process gives an opportunity to all stakeholders from all nations to express their views with regard to the topic(s) under discussion.
Note: Responses to the questions of this round of Open Consultations could be submitted through
the online form, where you can also find more detailed guidelines on the submission process. Kindly note that the deadline for responses is 15 December 2020.
Information on the Physical Open Consultation
Discussions during the Physical Open Consultation meeting will be based on the responses received during the Online Open Consultation process, which will be consolidated in a single document ("Compilation Document").
During the physical meeting, respondents to the Online Open Consultation will have the opportunity to present their submitted views and to have a fruitful discussion with the other participants, including Members of the CWG-Internet. For those not in the position to participate onsite, remote participation is also available upon request while completing the
online registration form.