1 World Connected is a global research project of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania.
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125 case studies, 50 countries. View our projects database with over 1000 projects
Studying the effects of rural Internet connectivity on development outcomes
Studying the impact of first-time Internet connectivity on health outcomes
Studying the adoption of mobile health applications in rural Nepal
In Collaboration with the Internet Society
A policy brief that synthesizes insights from our case studies on digital skills training.
Making the case for promoting internet connectivity ultimately depends on proving a connection to development outcomes. This requires the collection of relevant baseline data and evaluating the impact that interventions have made on the community where they have been deployed.
50+ events, 12 countries
1 World Connected is a research project of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. Governments, civil society organizations, and businesses around the world have initiated a wide range of efforts to improve broadband adoption around the world. 1 World Connected seeks to consolidate, extend, and share information about these efforts by collecting and disseminating case studies on practices that have proven effective in improving broadband adoption.
The case studies provide meaningful information on last mile project deployments that use a myriad of funding sources, stakeholder groups and technologies in every region across the world. The initiative aims to bring together a community of infrastructure project owners, investors, government actors, and more to communicate about projects, priorities, and potential deals; advocate for better regulatory environments; and enable data sharing.
1 World Connected has been supported by American Tower, AT&T, Cellular Operators Association of India, Comcast, Disney, Facebook, GSMA, Intel, ICANN, Internet Society, ITI, Microsoft, and Verizon.