Despite a steady decline, the cost of connecting remains high in developing countries

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Prices remain prohibitive in many parts of the world. For mobile broadband, just under one-half of the economies for which ITU collected data in 2020 are still short of the target (84 out of 195), and for fixed broadband, it is more than one-half (56 per cent). In the LDCs, while the median price for entry-level broadband has been declining, it remains beyond the means of the average consumer in all but four of the 43 LDCs for which data could be obtained. For fixed broadband, among the 33 LDCs for which data are available, only one has met the two per cent target.