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 a range of challenges across health, employment, education, and economic resiliency. As the internet and digital technology will play an increasingly important role in our world, governments must develop policies to deliver affordable and meaningful connectivity to all.

The 2020 Affordability Report looks at the state of policy progress to bring down the cost of internet access and points to the importance of effective national broadband plans (NBPs) in providing the conditions for internet prices to decline.

Affordability Report 2020 (PDF)

Executive Summary (Portuguese)

Executive Summary (French)

Executive Summary (Spanish)

Executive Summary (English)

Regional Report – Africa

Regional Report – Asia & Pacific

Regional Report – Americas

Regional Report – LDC

Thematic Report – Gender

Thematic Report – Regulatory Environment

Thematic Report – Spectrum Management

Thematic Report – Universal & Public Access