The Broadband Commission advocates for new innovative partnerships and business models to expand broadband networks for digital transformation

The Broadband Commission advocates for new innovative partnerships and business models to expand broadband networks for digital transformation
Broadband Commissioners – representing the broadband industry, governments, academia– reviewed the important work underway and the progress achieved by the Commission's Working Groups and discussed future trends and developments now that more than half of the global population is online.

Broadband Commissioners – representing the broadband industry, governments, academia– reviewed the important work underway and the progress achieved by the Commission's Working Groups and discussed future trends and developments now that more than half of the global population is online.They discussed how collaborative approaches could contribute to faster digital transformation and how investment strategies and people-centred approaches enable people to get and remain online in an informed, inclusive, secured and sustainable manner.

The Commissioners also examined the use of innovative partnerships and business models to assist the expansion of broadband networks and foster secured uptake and the development of digital skills in remote and rural areas to ensure widespread access to the benefits of broadband.

Commissioners said, “[There is no] valid reason to constrain basic freedoms or limit access to broadband. We simply need the means to enforce our laws and hold individuals accountable for what they do online, just as we do offline." 

“Creating an attractive environment for investment in digital infrastructure must be one of our top priorities in order to achieve our goal of connecting the remaining half of the global population,"  “Future networks like 5G and other emerging technologies are set to play a pivotal role in the digital economy. Our task is to ensure that they can benefit everyone, everywhere."

May 4, 2019 09:37