Menlo Park, 01 May 2019 -The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held its 2019 Spring Meeting in Menlo Park, United States of America, 28-29 April, under the theme “Shaping the future of broadband for sustainable development".
Geneva, 11 September 2018 – A new report issued today by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development shows that a growing number of governments now benchmark the status of broadband in their national broadband plans.
New York, 12 July 2018: The UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development's Working Group on Broadband for the Most Vulnerable Countries today issued a report at the United Nations Headquarters, showing that broadband (high-speed Internet) plays a valuable role in helping Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to overcome vulnerabilities, grow economies and enhance people’s livelihoods.
Kigali, Rwanda – 7 May 2018 – The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development at its 2018 Spring Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda 6-7 May, committed to concrete actions [GM1] that will advance the roll-out of broadband around the world – and with it, much-needed digital connectivity.
The Broadband Commission's annual Spring Meeting was hosted at the kind invitation of Facebook at their headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Around 60 participants, including 30 Commissioners and representatives, attended the two day meeting on April 28-29. Under the theme 'Shaping the Future of Broadband for Sustainable Development,' Commissioners met in what ITU Secretary General, Mr. Houlin Zhao, coined as a 'defining moment,' where over half of the world's population is online but many more are still waiting to reap the benefits of the digital economy.
The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development will be holding its annual spring meeting at the Facebook Headquarters on 28-29 April, 2019. This year's theme, Shaping the Future of Broadband for Sustainable Development, will allow participants to delve into topics related to digital transformation and partnerships in a post 50-50 world.
On behalf of the Broadband Commission we wish everyone a wonderful new year! 2018 was filled with successful initiatives, cooperation, and meetings that we look forward to continuing and expanding this upcoming year.