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I​TU and UNESCO set up the Broadband Commission for Digital Development in response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s call to step up UN efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Commission was established in May 2010, five years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and ten years after the launch of the MDGs. The Commission aims to boost the importance of broadband on the international policy agenda and believes that expanding broadband access in every country is key to   accelerating progress towards these goals by the target date of 2015. It defines practical ways in which countries — at all stages of development — can achieve this, in cooperation with the private sector.


The State of Broadband 2015
The state of broadband 2015: Broadband as a foundation for sustainable development, a report by the broadband commission for digital development.


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Global Broadband Growth Slows Sharply - More Than 4 Billion Still Offline, What?!
UN Broadband Commission releases new country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide.

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Broadband Speed Guide | Federal Communications Commission
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In general, broadband refers to telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information.
National Broadband Plan - Chapter 5: Spectrum
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Telecommunications Terms. A Glossary for ...
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Telstra spends AU$72m on mobile broadband spectrum | ZDNet
Telstra has spent AU$72.5 million on mobile broadband spectrum, including more than AU$55 million in Brisbane alone, while NBN, TPG, Vodafone, and Optus also ...
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Broadband Portal - OECD
Latest data update: 23 November 2017. Press release, 7 July 2017: High-speed Internet use continues to grow in OECD countries with mobile broadband penetration ...
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