Digital technologies are offering services that are creating big changes. Regulators and governments should be aware of the vital importance for society and development that telecom networks play, and that high taxes, spectrum charges and regulation are barriers to digital inclusion. Today our challenge is to look for universal connectivity and to make it available for countries and people. Broadband Connectivity is the bridge to move to economic development and welfare.
Carlos Slim Helú President of the Carlos Slim Foundation and Co-Chair of the Broadband Commission
Leaving no one behind means leaving no one offline, now more than ever before. Increasing and coordinating ICT infrastructure investments will be instrumental, not only in connecting the 3.6 billion people still offline, but also in driving the development of new technologies central to the digital economy.
Houlin ZhaoSecretary-General of ITU Co-Vice Chair of the Commission