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​The Broadb​and Commission has undertaken many activities and initiatives that focused on broadband as enabler for economic development. It was achieved through the leadership of the Commissioners, dedicated Working Groups outcomes and its work in a form of reports and research. 

This section will allow you to familiarize with the Commission's outcomes which featured financial and economic aspects of the broadband deployment. 

Latest Reports

The Working Group on Demand​​ outcome report showcases the results of six case studies of different country-led programs in Costa Rica, Colombia, India, Kenya, Senegal and South Korea. The programmes explored how to best stimulate ICT adoption and increase the use and impact of technologies and broadband in various communities and environments. The case studies provide a useful window into different ways to collaborate in order to get underserved populations online.


Latest Events/Initiatives

In January, 17 2017 Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held a Special Session co-hosted with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The discussion was built around four break-out groups, which contributed to the overl topic of of connecting 3.9 billion people to the Internet.

The Broadband Commission presented a discussion paper Connecting the Unconnected issued specifically for the Special Session. 


Data and Stats

The World in 2016: The ITU ICT Facts and Figures 2016 features end-2016 estimates for key telecommunication/ICT indicators, including on mobile-cellular subscriptions, Internet use, fixed and mobile broadband services, home ICT access, and more. 2016 marks the year when the international community is embarking on the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 targets. ITU data inform public and private-sector decision makers, and help ITU accomplish its mission: to make use of the full potential of ICTs for the achievement of the SDGs.


Highlights on​

 ​​​The Broadband Commission’s Annual The State of Broadband report was released on 15 September 2016 in Geneva.​​​ ​This is a unique global snapshot ​of broadband network access and affordability, with country-by-country data measuring ​broadband access.

​​​​ Related Working Groups 

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