State of Broadband

Commissioner Insights


School safety and connectivity

It was observed that one crucial common driving factor underpins both the 2025 targets and 2030 SDGs, which came from the urgent need to accomplish a couple of goals, e.g., entry-level broadband services should be made affordable…


The time is now

2020 was a year like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic presented unparalleled challenges, including devastating health and economic impacts for our society. As a company, Verizon navigated obstacles that forced us to…


Using digital tools to embrace the new normal

The new normal is already here. And at Nokia we are embracing the new ways of working enabled by technology during the pandemic to permanently move to a hybrid workplace. What this means in practice is giving our…


Moving from talk to action to close the digital divide

In 2021, 51% of the world are not using mobile internet, and 44% live within broadband coverage that they do not use. That is 3.4 billion people globally who have mobile broadband coverage, but do not use it. It is essential that we move from talk…


Lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID crisis has shed light on the importance of connectivity in a way that we never could have imagined. The question is no longer whether we need connectivity, but how fast we can extend connectivity for business to continue…


Transformative considerations for the “Year of Recovery”

In response to the year 2020’s challenges, the digital communications industry has demonstrated its resilience and power to support societal and business continuity by leveraging digital communications networks and technologies and their…