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ITU Targeting Broadband for Over Half of World Population by 2015

ITU Secretary-General, Dr. Hamadoun Touré, has challenged global leaders to ensure that more than half of all the world's people have access to broadband networks by 2015, and make access to high-speed networks a basic civil right. "Broadband will be a game-changer in addressing rising healthcare costs, delivering digital education, empowering marginalized communities, and mitigating climate change."

From the ITU report, The Future Built on Broadband: "Just one of many applications that can be enabled by broadband is e-health. A range of services can be provided at various capacities of broadband, from basic e-mail and web browsing to find and exchange medical information, to real-time high-definition video transmissions of medical procedures for diagnostic and training purposes. These valuable health services are highly relevant to achieving several of the Millennium Development Goals."

Related Links:
World leaders agree: The future will be Built on Broadband ITU Press Release
A 2010 Leadership Imperative: The Future Built on Broadband IT Report [PDF]

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