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Overselling Broadband

posted Jan 12, 2012, 11:01 AM by Jeremy Lambeth
A Critique of the Recommendations of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development
Charles Kenny, Center for Global Development
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"The Broadband Commission for Digital Development is an ITU (UN International Telecommunications Union) and UNESCO–backed body set up to advocate for greater broadband access worldwide. The commission’s Declaration of Broadband Inclusion for All and other reports call for governments to support ubiquitous fixed broadband access as a vital tool for economic growth and to reach the Millennium Development Goals. Examining the evidence, however, shows that the benefits of broadband are being oversold."
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Jeremy Lambeth,
Jan 12, 2012, 11:01 AM
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