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Working Together to Connect the Next 1.5 Billion by 2020 - Report on the Special Session of the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum
2016  New!  

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Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development
2015  New!  

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Cyber Violence against Women and Girls - A report by the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Developement Working Group on broadband and Gender
2015  New!  

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The State of Broadband 2015
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Every year, the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Digital Development publishes its 'State of Broadband' report to take the pulse of the global broadband industry and explore progress in broadband connectivity. This report provides a global snapshot of where the telecommunications/ICT industry stands with regards to fixed and mobile broadband deployment, affordability and usage, as well as the use of broadband for achieving development objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It evaluates the take-up and development of broadband around the world, and tracks the Broadband Commission's targets. It draws on the thought leadership of the Commission and its research into National Broadband Plans. It also offers a range of perspectives on how to boost the roll-out and adoption of broadband networks and services across developing countries.
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The Role of Broadband in the post-2015 development agenda: A practical guide
2014  

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Broadband Commission for Digital Development: Creating a favorable Environment for Attracting Finance and Investment in Broadband Infrastructure
2014  

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The State of Broadband 2014: Broadband for All
2014  

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Task Force on Sustainable Development: Transformational Solutions for 2015 and Beyond
2013  

This report was prepared by a Broadband Commission Task Force and launched at the 8th meeting of the Commission on 21 September 2013.
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Working Group on Broadband and Gender: Doubling Digital opportunities - enhancing the inclusion of women & girls in the Information Society
2013  

This Report studies the role that ICTs and the Internet can play in advancing gender equality agendas, including equal access to new technologies by women and girls
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The State of Broadband 2013: Universalizing Broadband
2013  

Published in September 2013, this report explores how and when everyone can be connected to broadband Internet and urges all stakeholders to work together towards a common vision to achieve universal broadband in the converged broadband environment.
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Technology, Broadband and Education Advancing the Eduction for all Agenda
2013  

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Working Group on Climate Change: The Broadband Bridge : Linking ICT with Climate Action
2012  

A report from the Broadband Commission Working Group on Climate Change
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The State of Broadband 2012: Achieving Digital Inclusion for All
2012  

Published in September 2012, one year after the launch of the Broadband Challenge and advocacy Targets, provides a snapshot of the current broadband market and trends.
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Broadband: A Platform for Progress, 2011
2011  

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A 2010 Leadership imperative: the future built on broadband
2010  

This Report refers to broadband as a cluster of concepts, including always-on: the Internet service is subject to real-time instantaneous updates, without users re-initiating connection to the server (as is the case with some dial-up Internet connections); high-capacity: the connection should be low latency and high-capacity in its ability to respond rapidly and convey a large quantity of bits (information) arriving per second (rather than the speed at which those bits travel) - as a result, broadband enables the combined provision of voice, data and video at the same time. Against this background, the Broadband Commission for Digital Development proposes that all relevant stakeholders engage in creating a strategic framework for building a Broadband Development Dynamic, specifically targeted at the accelerated achievement of the MDGs, Knowledge Societies and beyond through the inter-dependent forces of Policy, Infrastructure, Technology, Innovation, Content and Applications, People and Government. Presented to Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, during the UN MDG Summit in New York in September 2010, including a Declaration, Plan of Action and recommendations.
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The State of Broadband 2016
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This report provides an update on progress towards the global targets of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and showcases the research and thought leadership of the Broadband Commission. It also provides a global snapshot of where the telecommunication/ICT industry stands with regards to fixed and mobile broadband deployment, affordability and usage, as well as the use of broadband for achieving development objectives. It will examine the use of new and upcoming technologies, such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) for development.
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