Broadband Internet access is recognised internationally to be essential in today’s world for social and economic development to take place. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which give prominent attention to the reduction of poverty, include as a critical action item providing rural and urban communities with access to the Internet. Research into access, particularly in rural communities but nationally as well, and identification of strategies to address access and consequently address poverty are therefore, in my view, critically interrelated. From a national strategic perspective, a living policy on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in which affordable access to broadband Internet is clearly defined in terms of strategies and the relevance to economic development is essential.
Achieving Universal Broadband Internet access in the Caribbean_which policies to adopt.pdf