Accelerating broadband for new realities

The latest edition of the Commission's flagship State of Broadband Report examines how COVID-19 has spotlighted the need for a multilateral, collaborative regulatory regime to advance global digital transformation.
The Broadband Commission puts universal broadband connectivity at the forefront of global policy discussions. With its membership of high-level public and private sector leaders, the Commission develops practical and sustainable policy recommendations to accelerate progress towards achieving the UN 2030 Agenda and its own 7 Advocacy Targets. ​

Our Commissioners

The Commission is comprised of over 50 members who engage in high-level advocacy to promote broadband in developing countries and underserved communities. One of its central roles is to build partnerships between the private sector, government, civil society, and international organizations.

Meet the Commissioners

2025 Advocacy Targets

The Commission’s 7 Advocacy Targets function as a policy and programmatic guide for national and international action in broadband development.

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Digitally transforming education​

In alignment with the Transforming Education Summit, the Commission’s Open Statement calls for public and private cooperation across all sectors and geographies to unlock the power of digital learning by supporting digital transformation that delivers affordable and inclusive connectivity for the most marginalized learners, teachers and families.

Reaching Universal Smartphone Access​

The Working Group on Smartphone Access, led by Commissioners from Vodafone, UN-OHRLLS and ITU, developed a five-point action plan to drive progress in the area of smartphone access and closing the digital divide​ in their recently published report.

Developing Artificial Intelligence for Civil Servants​

The Working Group on AI Capacity Building, led by UNESCO and Nokia, developed a framework to address the critical AI capacity needs for public sector digital transformation, particularly in developing countries in their recently published report.

Harnessing Data for Learning​

The current Working Group on Data for Learning, led by UNESCO,  is exploring the potential of making data a key pillar of high-quality and inclusive education systems. Check out their preliminary findings and stay tuned for concrete recommendations in 2023.

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