Tag Archives: Broadband Commission

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Broadband as an essential component of sustainable development

The Broadband Commission is a remarkable institution that exemplifies the growing trend of collaboration between multilateral organizations, governments, civil society, and business. The commission follows a process of co-creation, which brings together the different skills and resources of the member institutions – such as financial management, operational skills, on-the-ground knowledge, regulatory or public policies expertise […]

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Broadband Commission reaffirms crucial role in development

At the 9th meeting of the Broadband Commission for digital development, discussion centered around how to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. I’m just back from the Broadband Commission meeting in Dublin, Ireland, graciously hosted by Broadband Commissioner Denis O’Brien. The Sunday morning session focused on the “Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda,” and […]

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Bringing the power of technology to rural agricultural communities

At the recent UN Broadband Commission meeting in New York, Intel, Grameen and the Minister of Communications of Macedonia signed an MOU that will bring the power of state-of-the art computing technology to agricultural communities in Macedonia. The agreement was signed by two UN Broadband commissioners – Ivo Ivanovski, Minister of Information Society and Administration, […]

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The impact of broadband on global access to education

According to UNESCO, in 2010, 61 million children of primary-school age, and a further 71 million of lower secondary-school age, were not in school. Research also indicates that 1.7 million extra teachers will be needed to achieve universal primary education. In addition, close to 793 million adults – 64% of them women – lacked literacy […]