Advocating for Universal Connectivity for over Ten Years
Since its inception, the Broadband Commission has been dedicated to bringing the importance of broadband to the international policy agenda. With a legacy of over 150 Commissioners representing different sectors, regions and priorities, The Commission works together to define practical ways in which countries — at all stages of development — can achieve resilient and meaningful connectivity, in cooperation with the private sector.
How can connectivity affect change?
Connectivity is a crucial element for progress in all aspects of sustainable development. Each year, the Commission focuses in on select relevant global issues affected by access or lack of access to broadband. These topics are assessed through multistakeholder Working Groups discussion and research, and culminate in a series of policy recommendations for affecting change. Below is a snapshot of our current Working Groups.
Producing a report and set of concrete recommendations including: (1) Original analysis and data on the smartphone access gap; (2) Quantification of the impact of providing everyone with smartphone access by 2030; and (3) Analysis of initiatives or pilots designed to increase smartphone access.
Virtual Health & Care
Aligned with the WHO’s Global Strategy on Digital Health and building on the 2020 Broadband Commission’s report on AI in Health, this Working Group aims to offer a call to action to governments to enhance equal access to health and care, enabled by virtual and AI driven services.