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Broadband Commission calls for a faster global action to bridge the digital divide

The Executive Secretary of EUTELSAT IGO participated remotely in the annual Spring meeting of the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development that took place in Kigali, Rwanda, at the invitation of the Commission Co-Chair H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. The meeting was organised ahead of the 2022 ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference.

 

Broadband Commissioners – representing the broadband industry, governments, academia, United Nations agencies and international organisations – , discussed the power of digital transformation to create broad and positive socio-economic impact and looked at ways to rapidly increase access to broadband, foster innovative partnerships, empower youth, and build trust in online spaces.

 

The Commissioners called for a faster and more efficient global action to accelerate digital development as many countries still struggle with chronic connectivity challenges.

 

For further information, please refer to the official press release.

 

Photo credit: ©ITU/D. Woldu

 

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