New York, 22 September 2019 -Traditional ap proaches to driving internet network roll-out and uptake are failing to reach the remaining half of the global population still lacking online access, according to a new report issued in New York today by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
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.
ITU Telecom World is uniquely positioned to bring together the right stakeholders from government and industry, emerging and developed markets to address fundamental tech-related issues. One of the featured session is dedicated to the Fixed Wireless Technology for affordable broadband development (10 September 2019) co-organized by the Broadband Commission and will featured Commissioners speakers to discuss main challenges that you have faced to improve broadband 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.