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Affordability Drivers Index

The Affordability Drivers Index is a policy tool that assesses how well a country’s policy, regulatory, and overall supply-side environment is working to lower industry costs and ultimately create more affordable broadband.

Mobile Broadband Pricing

The latest edition of our mobile pricing data shows that 1GB of mobile broadband data became less affordable in 2021 than the previous year. This had significant consequences for people who greatly needed of internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Affordability Report 2021

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The 2021 Affordability Report, released in December 2021, takes stock of connectivity trends today to suggest a new future for Universal Service & Access Funds. It builds from broader theories of industrial policy — namely the ‘moonshot thinking’ that relates to…

Affordability Report 2019

In the report, A4AI calls for governments to focus their policies and regulations on building healthy broadband markets that improve competition, bring down prices and expand internet access: Adopt policy and regulation that support market competition, including fair rules for…

Affordability Report 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the scale and consequences of the digital divide and underlined the urgent need to find solutions to digital inequality. Governments are being forced to reassess priorities and step up with innovative solutions to address…

Affordability Report 2018

The report assesses the policy frameworks designed to advance affordable internet access across 61 low- and middle-income countries and finds: Over 60% of countries have unaffordable internet. Of the 61 countries studied, just 24 had affordable internet, where 1GB of…

Affordability Report 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Affordability Report — an in-depth annual research initiative produced by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI). Based on original research across 58 low- and middle-income countries, the report finds that: Internet access remains unaffordable in the…

Meaningful Connectivity – Rural Report

The reach and quality of internet access in the world is a consequence of the broadband policies we have.  Meaningful connectivity is a valuable policy objective — and meaningful connectivity in rural areas specifically — because of the tremendous potential…

Country Case Studies

These short case studies briefly analyse the current state of broadband affordability in select countries around the world, including the policy environment, challenges and opportunities facing each nation in their work to make broadband truly affordable. Africa Ghana | March 2014…