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Roll out broadband to poor countries: Global report

Veronica C. Silva | June 15, 2011
Case studies and analytical data see broadband as catalytic in achieving Millennium Development Goals.

Despite these obvious gains, however, the Broadband Commission also noted that there are still many issues to be resolved, foremost of which is policy. Examples of these contentious policy issues include the radio frequency spectrum allocation, incentives to investments and regulation, to name a few.

The report concludes: "The overall message of the report is that broadband is not an end in itself: it is an important means of meeting a wide variety of goals in highly diverse sectors. And without these networks, countries and communities will miss the golden opportunities of the 21st century. Broadband is a truly essential platform for progress."

 

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