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New Affordability Report to be released February 22

Web Foundation · February 12, 2016

Mark your calendars! Our Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) initiative will be releasing the 2015/16 edition of our annual Affordability Report on Monday, 22 February.

The Affordability Report takes a look at the state of affordability across 51 developing and emerging countries, with a focus on how  policy and regulation are working to reduce broadband prices and enable wider access. This year, our analysis is centred around a key question: What will it take to achieve the UN’s new global goal of affordable, universal access to the Internet for everyone by 2020? Will our current trajectory  allow us to connect the over four billion people still offline and to reach this target? We take an in-depth look at how income and gender inequalities are skewing the affordability picture, and reveal what it will take to overcome these barriers to access and close the digital divide.

For updates, follow A4AI on Twitter @a4a_internet. You can also sign up here to be emailed the report when it’s released.

Planning to attend the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona? The A4AI and Web Foundation teams will be there! We’d love to meet up, so be sure to get in touch with us via Twitter or by emailing us at

Media who would like to request an embargoed copy of the report can contact Lauran Potter, A4AI Communications Manager, at

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