Check out the Broadband Commission’s Transforming Lives Campaign

A Look into Daily Broadband Use Across the Globe

The Broadband Connectivity, Transforming Lives Campaign, was announced in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. 
This series explores the many uses of broadband around the world, showing the power of connection and the importance of reaching the Broadband Commission’s goal of Universal Connectivity. Whether it is providing critical healthcare services, ensuring equitable access to governmental services or providing a platform for modern businesses, broadband has proven itself essential to everyday life, for all. 

To kick off the series, we have traveled from India, to Mexico and Nigeria, to capture a day in the life of broadband based businesses, governments and average citizens.

Healthcare Services

Hear from Temie, founder of the digital health service LifeBank, who has created a platform to connect blood donors and other services, to the people that need them.

This video was developed in collaboration with Broadband Commissioner Sun Yafang’s team from Huawei Technologies.

Digital Businesses

Spend a day in the life of young Indian social media entrepreneur, Ratan, who has used her internet connectivity to launch a business through applications like TikTok and Vevo. 

Government Operations

Follow Mari, a woman living in rural Mexico, who used broadband for the first time in her journey to obtain her first passport from her government’s website to travel abroad.

Stay tuned for more to come! And follow the campaign @UNBBCOM #broadbandtransforminglives
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Press Release

Broadband Commission urges collaborative action to accelerate connectivity and progress on Sustainable Development Goals

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development called for a joint global effort to achieve universal and meaningful connectivity by 2030 at its annual Fall Meeting held today at UN Headquarters in New York.

According to the Commission, the collaborative effort must ensure that people around the world are not only connected, but that they also have the skills and knowledge to use that connectivity


Commissioners at the AI for Good Summit 2023

Broadband Commissioners attended the AI for Good Global Summit, held in Geneva, Switzerland 6-7 July 2023, with a focus on the fundamental role of AI in getting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals back on track by 2030.


Celebrating MSME Day 2023

On June 27th, in celebration of MSME Day 2023, the Broadband Commission’s Working Group on Connectivity for MSMEs hosted a webinar titled “The Power of Connectivity and Digital Tools for Small Businesses.” The event was broadcasted through WSIS&SDG TalkX, a platform dedicated to sharing experiences and stories on ICT for development by stakeholders all over the world.