Monday, September 24, 2012

ITU: "individual Internet use continues to lag behind"

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development (ITU) has released its "..first-ever country-by-country snapshot of the state of broadband deployment worldwide .. The State of Broadband 2012: Achieving Digital Inclusion for All report evaluates the roll-out of broadband around the world and tracks progress towards achieving the four advocacy targets set by the Commission in 2011 for boosting broadband affordability and uptake. It provides country rankings across up to 177 economies on economic impact, penetration, national broadband policy, and connecting people and dwellings'".

"..The report reveals that while household Internet access has seen strong growth over the past year and is on track to achieve the Commission’s target for Connecting Homes to Broadband, individual Internet use continues to lag behind. ITU analysts believe that mobile broadband could prove the platform for achieving the boost needed to get progress back on track – at end 2011, there were already almost twice as many mobile broadband subscriptions as fixed broadband connections"

See "UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development releases first global broadband report" - here.

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