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International Broadband Issues

International Broadband Issues

United Nations Sets Broadband Gender Equity Goal by 2020
The UN's Broadband Commission for Digital Development set a target of 2020 for gender equity in access to broadband.

Obama Administration Backs Away from UN Internet Policy Agreement
As the United Nations continues to increase involvment in global broadband policy, the US breaks rank with the global body and refuses to sign a policy designed to restrict access to the Internet in certain circumstances.

UN Broadband Commission Report - September, 2010

OECD Broadband Portal - International Broadband Statistics

Australian Broadband Annual Report

United Nations: Broadband Access is a Basic Human Right
An article about the United Nations declaration of broadband and access to the Internet as a basic human right

Government Reliance on Broadband Raises Significant Security Risks
Governments must accept or mitigate significant security risks when relying on broadband to manage critical infrastructure.

Affordability as a Barrier to Broadband Adoption
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United Nations Advances Global Broadband Strategy
This article explores the United Nations Global Broadband Strategy

Global Broadband Internet Speed Rankings
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United Nations Assumes Major Role in Broadband Deployment
United Nations Assumes Major Role in Broadband Deployment

United Nations Report Links Broadband to Climate Change Strategy
An article about the United Nations Report: The Broadband Bridge; Linking ICT With Climate Change Action for a Low-Carbon Economy

United Nations Establishes Global Broadband Targets to be Achieved by 2015
The United Nations Broadband for Digital Development Establishes Global Broadband Targets

United Nations Report Delivers Key Infrastructure Recommendations
A UN Report Titled Broadband: A Platform for Progress Dedicates a Section on Infrastructure Strategies

United Kingdom Will Not Hit National Broadband Targets for Universal Access
United Kingdom Sets Broadband Targets for Universal Access

United Kingdom Government Confident of Meeting Broadband Goals
United Kingdom Government Confident of Meeting Broadband Goals

Federal Lawmakers Express Concern Over UN's Proposed Internet Governance
Federal Lawmakers Express Concern Over UN's Proposed Internet Governance

Broadband in The United Kingdom: Falling Behind or Keeping Pace with the World?
A new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit in the UK challenges the popular assertion that ultrafast broadband speeds deliver increased economic benefits. The report measures impact only in the UK, which raises the question of where the country ranks in terms of broadband access and availability.

Broadband in The United Kingdom: Falling Behind or Keeping Pace with the World?
Where does the United Kingdom Place in Global Broadband Rankings?

Global Broadband Rankings: Who is Leading the Pack and Who is Falling Behind
Global Broadband Strategies: Which Countries are Leading the Pack?

UN Publishes Comprehensive Assessment of Global Broadband Achievements
UN Releases Comprehensive Assessment of Global Broadband Achievements

Do Increased Boadband Speeds Boost Economic Benefits?
Broadband Experts Agree Broadband is a Significant Economic Accelerator: Do Increased Speeds Boost Benefits Further?

ITU: Regulation of the Internet Still a Global Priority
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United Nations Expands Growing Role in International Broadband Policy
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the opening of the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai summed up the growing influence of the global body in broadband policies, and the expanding role of the UN.

European Union Follows United Kindom: Failing to Achieve Broadband Goals
First it was the United Kingdom announcing it would not hit their broadband targets, now the European Union announced it will also be falling short on their plan to expand broadband access throughout Europe.

ITIF Report: US Broadband is World Class
Citing global broadband rankings of the United States, the ITIF released a report emphasizing the world class broadband service received in the United States.

ITIF Report Cites Global Broadband Metrics
A recently released report by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation points to several global metrics which put the United States ahead of many other nations.

ITU: National Broadband Strategies Significantly Improve Broadband Deployment
According to research, conducted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Broadband Commission for Digital Development and Cisco, countries with a national broadband plan have broadband penetration rates which are 9 percent higher than countries without plans.

UN Report Cites Importance of National Broadband Strategies
According to a report released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Broadband Commission for Digital Development and Cisco, countries with a national broadband plan have broadband penetration rates which are significantly higher than countries without plans.

Australia's National Broadband Plan a Major Undertaking
An ambitious national fiber broadband network being built in Australia has experienced setbacks which threaten to delay the achievement of stated goals.

Australia Broadband Network Problems Delay Progress
An ambitious national fiber broadband network being built in Australia has experienced setbacks which threaten to delay the achievement of stated goals.

New America Report Criticizes U.S. Broadband Efforts
A recent New American report points to higher prices and less choices for broadband consumers living in the U.S.

New America Report Criticizes U.S. Broadband Efforts
A recent New American report points to higher prices and less choices for broadband consumers living in the U.S.

UK Survey: Broadband Better for Economy than Bigger Airports
A survey for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) stated that 17% of respondents thought that building new airports would benefit the UK economy while 43% thought extending broadband to all households in the UK would boost economic development more.

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