UNESCO: New Broadband Commission report seeks to bring high-speed connectivity to world’s poorest communities

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Governments around the world need to formulate and implement national multi-sectoral broadband plans rapidly – or risk being seriously disadvantaged in today’s increasingly high-speed digital environment, according to a new report released today by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development during its third meeting at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Entitled Broadband: A Platform for Progress, the report advocates a coordinated, nationwide approach to broadband development that more closely resembles the development of national railway or electricity networks than the more laissez-faire, market-driven approach that has generally characterized the roll-out of mobile cellular technology. Here to read more.

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