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2017 Affordability Report

“What we need — now more than ever — is for policymakers to take the initiative to develop and implement proven good practices, alongside public access solutions that will enable connectivity for those that cannot afford to pay for data.”

Hence, the 2017 Affordability Report looks at the policy frameworks in place across 58 low- and middle-income countries to determine what changes countries have made to drive prices down and expand access — and what areas they should focus on to enable affordable connectivity for all.

The global community has recognized the importance of digital equality for socio-economic growth and opportunity and set a target as part of the new Sustainable Development Goals: affordable, universal internet access by 2020.

To achieve the target, A4AI recommend that countries take action to do the followings:

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