Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has advocated that Internet access should feature more prominently in the post-2015 sustainable development goals.
This position was made know by Professor Tim Unwin, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) in his official welcome address at the inaugural Commonwealth Broadband Forum 2014 held recently in Nairobi, Kenya.
Unwin emphasised the importance of broadband and how we should all be working to ensure that the poorest and most marginalised groups are not excluded and are able to grasp the opportunities provided by new technologies.
“Broadband connectivity should not only be used for economic growth but should also be used as a driver for social justice and effective governance,” Unwin said.
Over 130 delegates from Commonwealth countries took part in the event, which was hosted by the Communications Authority of Kenya. The forum examined many aspects of broadband, including the future of broadband and mobile technologies across the Commonwealth and beyond, and the impact that these technologies will have in driving innovation and growth.