The Broadband Commission engages in advocacy and high-level thought leadership to demonstrate that broadband networks:
are basic infrastructure in a modern society - just like roads, electricity or water;
are uniquely powerful tools for accelerating progress towards the MDGs;
are remarkably cost-effective and offer impressive returns-on-investment (ROI) in both developed and developing economies alike;
underpin all industrial sectors and are increasingly the foundation of public services and social progress;
need to be promoted by governments in joint partnership with industry, in order to reap the full benefits of broadband networks and services.
The Commission believes that high-speed, high-capacity broadband connections to the Internet are an essential element in modern society, conferring broad social and economic benefits. Without broadband infrastructure and services, developing countries risk exclusion from participation in the burgeoning global digital economy. The Commission aims to promote the adoption of broadband-friendly practices and policies, so all the world’s people can take advantage of the benefits of broadband.
The Broadband Commission’s Annual The State of Broadband report was released on 14 September 2017 in Geneva. This is a unique global snapshot of broadband network access and affordability, with country-by-country data measuring broadband access.
UN Broadband Commission sets global broadband targets for bringing online the world's 3.8 billion people not connected to the Internet
Coming soon : Joint session with WEF report