The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) is the world’s broadest technology sector coalition. We want everyone, everywhere, to be able to access the life-changing power of the Internet affordably. Our goal is to achieve the UN Broadband Commission target of entry-level broadband priced at less than 5% of monthly income, thereby enabling billions more people to come online.
To achieve this vision, we’ve assembled a powerful coalition of the willing. Through A4AI, public sector, private sector and not-for-profit organisations are coming together to create policy and regulatory solutions that drive down the cost of Internet access around the world.
We know that affordability remains the primary obstacle to Internet access throughout the developing world. Experience shows that policy and regulatory reform are the best tools to unlock technological advances and dramatically reduce the cost to connect. Through a combination of advocacy, research and knowledge-sharing, A4AI drives policy change by seeking to create the conditions for open, competitive and innovative broadband markets.
Here are some key pillars of our strategy:
- Consensus is key. That’s why all Alliance members have agreed on a set of policy and regulatory best practices that guide our work.
- Diverse viewpoints are essential. A4AI encourages a multi-stakeholder approach to policy reform, bringing together key players from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to co-create solutions.
- There is no one-size-fits-all approach. We form powerful local coalitions to develop solutions tailored to local realities in each of our member countries.
- Robust evidence and insights underpin progress. We invest heavily in qualitative and quantitative research, ensuring decisions are based on facts, not hunches.
We’re putting this strategy to work in countries across the globe, partnering with national governments and a wide range of key in-country stakeholders to shift policies and regulations, and deliver open, competitive and innovative broadband markets. Our work unlocks the power of technology and drives prices down.