Friday, 22 June 2018

ITU renews call for affordable broadband

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 24 September 12

Cost of broadband access still exceeds monthly incomes in 19 of world's least developed countries, according to new report.

The ITU on Monday warned the cost of broadband in many of the world's poorest economies is still prohibitively expensive. As part of a new and wide-ranging report, the organisation's Broadband Commission for Digital Development found that prices in some countries have fallen by more than 50% in the last two years, and in 49 economies the price of fixed broadband in particular in 2011 represented less than 2% of the average monthly income…

The ITU on Monday warned the cost of broadband in many of the world's poorest economies is still prohibitively expensive. As part of a new and wide-ranging report, the organisation's Broadband Commission for Digital Development found that prices in some countries have fallen by more than 50% in the last two years, and in 49 economies the price of fixed broadband in particular in 2011 represented less than 2% of the average monthly income…

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