Welcome to the Affordability Report – an in-depth annual research initiative produced by the Alliance for Affordable Internet, the world’s broadest technology sector coalition. The report is part of our ongoing efforts to understand why some countries have succeeded in making Internet access more affordable, accessible and universal, and what others can do to catch up quickly. A4AI’s over 70 members believe that affordability remains the biggest barrier to universal access, and that reforming policy and regulation is critical to driving down the cost to connect and bring billions more online.
This year’s study covers 51 developing and emerging countries. It also contains a roadmap for achieving affordable Internet, with more than 30 detailed policy recommendations for governments, businesses and not-for-profits. We believe it will prove an invaluable resource for all those working in this arena.