The State of Broadband 2024

2.6 billion people still lack Internet access. Can AI accelerate progress towards achieving universal connectivity? Our annual flagship report offers an insightful exploration into the issues facing connectivity today.
The Broadband Commission puts universal broadband connectivity at the forefront of global policy discussions. With its membership of high-level public and private sector leaders, the Commission develops practical and sustainable policy recommendations to accelerate progress towards achieving the UN 2030 Agenda and its own 7 Advocacy Targets. ​

Our Commissioners

The Commission is comprised of over 50 members who engage in high-level advocacy to promote broadband in developing countries and underserved communities. One of its central roles is to build partnerships between the private sector, government, civil society, and international organizations.

Meet the Commissioners

2025 Advocacy Targets

The Commission’s 7 Advocacy Targets function as a policy and programmatic guide for national and international action in broadband development.

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State of Broadband 2024

Part one of the annual flagship report of the Commission offers an initial overview of how AI applications are already shaping development across various fields such as e-government, education, digital health, digital finance, and the environment, while also addressing associated risks and implications for the digital divide

Working Group on Data for Learning

Drawing from nearly two years of discussions, the Working Group report “The Transformative Potential of Data for Learning” and its accompanying “Job Board for Data Governance and Management in the Education Sector” are global public goods that contribute to our common understanding of how to close the digital data divide and improve data practices in education.

Working Group on Connectivity for MSMEs

The Working Group seeks to identify the challenges and opportunities of getting more micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in low and middle income countries (LMICs) online and engaging in online trade. The outcome report, titled “Making Digital Connectivity Work for MSMEs,” introduces a five part framework and four core recommendations for all stakeholders to play their part in enabling MSME connectivity

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