Affordability is one of the key barriers in expanding broadband and mobile around the world, with both the cost of connected devices and of digital services being prohibitively high for many of the unconnected. Nearly 4.2 billion people, many of whom represent the poor around the world, are being left behind in the technology revolution and cut off from the potential economic, social and civic benefits of the internet.
This program on mobile and wireless affordability will discuss how existing internet supply chain and infrastructure can be harnessed for greater affordability and what projects have proven successful in lowering broadband costs and how these can be scaled.
We’d like to thank our sponsoring partner: Vodafone Americas Foundation.
Executive Director, Alliance for Affordable Internet
Co-founder and CEO, EveryLayer
Co-founder and Chief Impact Officer, Sparrow
Senior Manager, Connectivity Deployments Team, Facebook
Strategy and Operations Principal, Google
For more information about this event please visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/event-calendar/event/1531