The State of Broadband 2015

Broadband as a Foundation for Sustainable Development

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This report explores what constitutes an effective National Broadband Plan to boost the deployment of broadband and maximize its impact as a crosssectoral driver underpinning progress. It is now more important than ever that developing countries prioritize digital development in order to enhance their national competitiveness and to deliver tangible improvements in their citizens’ living standards and welfare, including closing gender gaps in access to ICTs and broadband.



Broadband for Driving Sustainable Development

The real power of broadband lies in its potential to improve development outcomes in the developing world on the basis of human rights, social inclusion and poverty eradication. It is now evident that digital inclusion is necessary for sustainable development. ICTs, in particular broadband, are a catalyst for enhancing economic growth, expanding productivity and competition, and aggregating knowledge.


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