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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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Measuring Mobile Broadband Methodology - Technical Summary ...
The Measuring Broadband America mobile measurement effort uses much of the existing fixed measurement infrastructure to test the performance of volunteers' Android and/or iPhone smartphone mobile broadband services. Most recent technical descriptions of the methodology and data processing approaches for fixed measurement efforts are available as part of the February 2013 Report.
Broadband Speed Guide | Federal Communications Commission
Compare typical online activities with the minimum download speed (Megabits per second, or Mbps) needed for adequate performance for each application. Additional speed may enhance performance. Speeds are based on running one activity at a time. For household broadband needs, use our Household Broadband Guide to compare minimum Mbps needs for light, moderate and high household use with one, two ...
UN Broadband Commission Goal: 75% Global Broadband ...
UN broadband commission goals include having affordable entry-level broadband services in all developing countries that cost less than 2% of monthly gross national income per capita by 2025. Other global broadband penetration goals include . . .
National Broadband Plan - Executive Summary
Official Homepage of the FCC National Broadband Plan
What is broadband? - Definition from
In general, broadband refers to telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information.
National Broadband Plan - Chapter 5: Spectrum
Broadband Action Agenda. Learn about key actions, proceedings and initiatives the Commission intends to undertake... Broadband Action Agenda
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