A transnational broadband strategy for the Arctic will serve as a transformative framework for expanding broadband access and adoption for individuals living and doing business in some of the most remote areas on Earth. At a time of increasing focus on the Arctic, reliable high-speed communications technologies will become increasingly vital.
Additionally, as broadband usage continues to skyrocket across the globe, communities without access to broadband will become even more isolated from the world, depriving them of the economic, social, civic, and political engagement that is needed to survive in the 21st century.
Arctic topics will include the challenges of connectivity, the government’s role in, and commitment to, broadband development, and private investment opportunities.
For updates on the summit and registration, visit the Arctic Economic Council web page.