16 March 2017 , Geneva: The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held its 2017 Spring Meeting in Hong Kong, SAR China, today, and committed to concrete actions that will spur the roll-out of broadband around the world.
15 March 2017, Hong Kong: The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development's Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide, co-chaired by the GSMA and UNESCO, released a new report, Recommendations for action: bridging the gender gap in Internet and broadband access and use, which sets specific recommendations to address the barriers women face in access and use of the Internet.
July 2017- the Broadband Commission Working Group on the Digitalization Scorecard chaired by Nokia's President and CEO Rajeev Suri launched its final report "Digitalization Scorecard: Which policies and regulations can help advance digitalization". The report focuses on assessing policy and regulatory readiness for digitalization of six chosen countries which represent a sample cross-section in terms of income, geography and population size.
March 2017: On the 17th of January, 2017 Broadband Commission held a Special Session at World Economic Forum in Davos. The event was attended by Co-Chairs of the Commission and other Commissioners. The Broadband Commission was pleased to host founder of the World Wide Web Foundation Sir Tim Berners-Lee as a special guest.
November 2016: The Broadband Commission held its annual meeting on September 18 in New York alongside the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. More than 40 Commissioners and Special Guests discussed two specific challenges during this year’s meeting: firstly, how broadband can support the equitable provision of health and education in all countries and secondly, how to achieve the investment levels required for the rollout of global broadband infrastructure that connects everyone, everywhere.
August 2016: The Broadband Commission urged policymakers, the private sector and other partners to make deployment of broadband infrastructure a top priority in strategies to accelerate global development and progress towards the SDGs, in statement directed at key decision-makers at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)….
June 2016: President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order on 24 June that institutionalizes the Global Connect Initiative for the next 5 years, led by U.S. Department of State – Ms Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment and the Broadband Commissioner...