UN sets goal of bringing broadband to half developing world’s people by 2015

A United Nations commission today called on governments and private industry to ensure that at least half the developing world’s population is using broadband Internet by 2015, stressing the crucial role this plays for economic growth and job creation.

UN report shows broadband potential for economic and social development

Broadband telecommunications have the potential to spur rapid economic growth and facilitate job creation, according to a United Nations reported unveiled today, which urges countries to implement national broadband plans or risk losing the benefits of the global high-speed digital communications.