Broadband in the world: Internet access as a growing challenge for Rwanda
President Kagame shared his thoughts on the importance of broadband in developing countries during the last Broadband Commission meeting.
“We convened here to highlight the critical importance of broadband in the global development agenda both now and for the post-2015 agenda. Broadband is a transformative technology which is fundamentally changing the way we live”. These were the words of Rwanda’s President Kagame, who has co-chaired a meeting of the broadband commission in New York.
He shared with the commissioners his thoughts on the importance of broadband in the social and economic development globally, and in developing countries in particular. “Broadband is the future, a future of shared opportunities, a medium for business transactions, and cultural exchange. The work of the commission is at the forefront of making that future a reality and bringing this future closer sooner I think it will be everybody’s pride as we move forward and succeed in this endeavor,” observed President Kagame.
He elaborated on Rwanda’s efforts in adopting technology, “In our vision 2020, we have embraced ICT as an engine of transformation. For a decade now, we have been leveraging technology for the benefit of our citizens, and we have seen first hand how broadband impacts everyday lives of our people.”
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