Measuring Information and Communication Technology Availability in Villages and Rural Areas

One outcome of the World Summit on the Information Society was a Plan of Action enunciating ten targets to be achieved by 2015 of which the first is: “...to connect villages with ICTs and establish community access points...” This report describes research to measure the target. It is based on questionnaires sent to developing country telecommunication administrations as well as review of relevant reports issued by government statistical and ICT-related agencies and other sources.

© International Telecommunication Union, 2008, 21 pages