The 2017 Affordability Report by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) is out, and Africa is leading from the behind. The continent compared to other world regions has the most expensive broadband connection in the world.
The A4AI says the report was compiled using the most recent pricing and income data. An excerpt from their statement about the report reads: “While the Asia-Pacific region boasts the most affordable broadband – 1GB of data costs citizens, on average, 2.5% of their monthly income – not one of the regions surveyed meets the ‘1 for 2′ target. Costs remain highest in Africa, with 1GB costing 9.3% of a citizen’s average income; however, Africa also experienced the most significant cost reductions of any region; an average drop of 3.2% points across the continent drove most of the global improvement in affordability seen in this data.”
The ‘1 for 2′ affordability threshold by A4AI means 1GB of prepaid mobile data to cost less than 2% of user’s average monthly income. It is a measurement threshold the organization came up with the release of their 2015-2016 Affordability Report. A4AI …read more
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