Our policies and alliances bring broadband meaningfully to the “forgotten five billion.”
Among the nations categorized by World Bank as very poor, Bangladesh stands out as an innovator in ICT, especially regarding the linkage between mobile phones and poverty reduction. The same spirit that produced Grameen Bank, and which ignited the worldwide microcredit revolution also led to the formation of Grameen Phone, which gives cell phones a starring [...]Find out more...
Achieving “Political Will” : The factor that most keeps citizens from receiving the benefits of the internet is not what you’d imagine – not lack of investment capital, not corruption, not weak infrastructure. That stuff is fixable or can be circumvented. A deeper problem is that most governments are led by officials who lack political will to implement their own roadmaps for bringing broadband to the masses. Read More
Broadband is not important because it makes the internet move faster. It is important because it causes separate media to converge, thus increasing their overall impact on human behavior.