Featured Research and Reports

Broadband and Sustainable Development, Davos 2014

Why Broadband Should be Prioritized in the Post-2015 Agenda Report on the special session of the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos Innovative, scalable multi-stakeholder solutions are needed to deliver inclusive economic growth and a shift to sustainable patterns

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Transformative Solutions for 2015 and Beyond: Manifesto

Manifesto of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development Taskforce For Sustainable Development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda We, the members of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, present this manifesto stating our position and shared belief in the benefits of broadband for sustainable development to world leaders, top policy-makers, industry

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Transformative Solutions for 2015 and Beyond

As we approach 2015, a new global partnership is being forged to carry on the work of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and shape a new sustainable development agenda involving all sectors of society. We, the members of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, consider broadband to be a vital

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The State of Broadband 2013​​: Universalizing Broadband

Published in September 2013, this report explores how and when everyone can be connected to broadband Internet and urges all stakeholders to work together towards a common vision to achieve universal broadband in the converged broadband environment.​ T​he State of Broadband is a unique global snapshot of broadband network access and affordability, with

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​Planning for Progress: Why National Broadband Plans Matter​​, 201​3

Published in June 2013, the report, entitled Broadband: A Platform for Progress, argues: “To optimize the benefits to society, broadband should be coordinated on a countrywide basis, promoting facilities-based competition and with policies encouraging service providers to offer access on fair market terms…efforts should be coordinated across all sectors of

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Technology, Broadband and Education: Advancing the Education for All Agenda

Broadband technologies continue to expand our horizons, pushing back frontiers of time and knowledge, and overturning long-established precepts and outdated ways of doing things. The ability of broadband to improve and enhance education, as well as students’ experience of education, is undisputed. A good and well-rounded education is the basis

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