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Broadband Commission calls for people-centred solutions to achieve universal connectivity
20 September 2021
- Global call for frontier technologies, impactful partnerships and collaborative financing approaches to unleash the power of connectivity
Digital regulators need to collaborate to “build forward better” after COVID
28 June 2021
- ITU’s 21st Global Symposium for Regulators issues new guidelines to drive faster, more inclusive connectivity
Broadband Commission deliberates building an inclusive post-COVID digital future
23 March 2021
- Calls for innovative mechanisms and impactful partnerships to make the best use of broadband Internet
Nearly half of people with 4G network coverage remain offline, mainly due to high cost of Internet access
04 March 2021
- ITU and A4AI publish “The affordability of ICT services 2020”
New ITU publication to help policy-makers to extend Internet access and use to unconnected communities
16 December 2020
- Addresses constraints posed by gaps in infrastructure deployment and service affordability
Household Internet access in urban areas twice as high as in rural areas
30 November 2020
- Estimates on Internet access in small island developing states and landlocked developing countries available for the first time
Broadband Commission calls on world leaders to prioritize universal connectivity as fundamental to sustainable development & global recovery
18 September 2020
- New ‘State of Broadband’ report warns of stark inequalities laid bare by COVID-19 crisis
New ITU study estimates US$ 428 billion are needed to connect the remaining 3 billion people to the Internet by 2030
17 September 2020
- Connecting Humanity examines the necessary global and regional investments to achieve universal, affordable broadband connectivity for people aged 10 and above
ITU launches Connect2Recover to reinforce digital infrastructure in countries affected by COVID-19
09 September 2020
- With support from Japan and Saudi Arabia, Connect2Recover will reinforce affordable and reliable connectivity in beneficiary countries as they adjust to the “new normal”
Prices for telecommunication services continue to decline but do not translate into rapidly increasing Internet penetration rates
19 May 2020
- ITU’s latest global analysis of prices for mobile-voice, mobile-data and fixed-broadband services suggests that affordability is not the only barrier to Internet uptake

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