2024 Annual Spring Meeting of the Broadband Commission


June 20, 2024




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About the meeting

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development meets twice annually with its members to discuss the most pertinent issues affecting broadband access, affordability and use. These meetings may include special guest speakers and youth representatives. All meetings are held under Chatham House Rules and are closed to the general public.

The Commission met virtually on 20 June, 2024 at 09h00 – 10h35 EST/ 15h00 – 16h35 CET. The agenda focused on the theme “Harnessing Emerging Technologies for Universal Access and Connectivity.” Commissioners discussed how emerging technologies can help achieve universal connectivity and change the future outlook. Key topics included the risks and opportunities these technologies present, as well as how they can be integrated into the Global Digital Compact and influence the Summit of the Future. 

The State of Broadband 2024

The State of Broadband annual report is a unique, global snapshot of broadband access, affordability, and use.

This year’s edition, titled “Leveraging AI for Universal Connectivity,” will be launched and discussed at the annual Spring Meeting. It will offer an initial overview of how AI applications are already shaping development across e-government, education, digital health, digital finance, and the environment, while also addressing associated risks and implications for the digital divide.

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