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Weekly News Digest

September 28, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Access Partnership Announces the Availability of This Year's State of Broadband Report

Access Partnership announced the following:

The annual State of Broadband Report—co-authored this year by Access Partnership as a Knowledge Partner—was released during the Broadband Commission’s Annual Fall Meeting in New York [Sept. 16]. …

Overall, the global offline population has continued to decline this year, falling to 2.6 billion people from an estimated 2.7 billion people in 2022. This year’s report revealed that this demand for connectivity, particularly in the un- and under-connected Global South, has shifted from emerging to substantial and sustained. It recommends that policymakers take stock of lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, where connectivity’s pivotal role in everything from health to education to transactions was thrown into stark relief, as well as prioritising investing in communications infrastructure.

For more information, read the press release.

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