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Internet Governance Forum 2016: spearheading greater connectivity and trust

The international community is continuing to take significant steps to drive the future of internet policy, in part, through multistakeholder collaboration. I was pleased to engage in these efforts firsthand last week at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara, Mexico. The IGF assembled a range of citizens young and old from across the world to engage on critical internet policy issues. A central focus that emerged was the challenge of extending global connectivity to those who don’t yet have internet access.

Addressing this challenge is the goal of 1 World Connected, a research initiative aimed at fostering greater global internet connectivity. Its mission is to analyze and share case studies from around the world on efforts to improve internet deployment and uptake, and I am proud that Verizon continues to lead efforts on this important charge.

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