The importance of Broadband and the roll of the World Broad Band Association (WBBA).
Professor Morrissey has been elected to the Board of the World Broad Band Association (WBBA)
The widespread rollout of broadband infrastructure is a key driver of economic growth and social development in today’s increasingly interconnected world. Access to high-speed internet has become a crucial enabler of innovation, productivity, and global competitiveness. By supporting various sectors such as telemedicine, e-commerce, remote work, and e-learning, broadband connectivity empowers businesses and individuals to unlock new opportunities, generate wealth, and create jobs. Moreover, it accelerates technological advancements and facilitates access to global markets, ultimately contributing to a nation’s economic prosperity.
In addition to its economic benefits, broadband connectivity plays a vital role in enhancing social cohesion and bridging the digital divide. It provides individuals with the tools to access information, resources, and services that are essential for their personal and professional development. Broadband enables people to stay connected with their loved ones, engage in civic activities, and participate in cultural exchanges, fostering a sense of unity and belonging. By democratizing access to digital resources, broadband rollout also helps to reduce social inequalities and empower marginalized communities, particularly those in rural and remote areas. As a result, the expansion of broadband networks contributes to a more equitable and inclusive society, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
In summary, the importance of broadband rollout to the economy and society in general cannot be overstated. Its ability to drive economic growth, spur innovation, and enhance social cohesion makes it an indispensable component of modern infrastructure. Profess Morrissey said “By investing in the expansion and improvement of broadband networks, governments and stakeholders can pave the way for a brighter, more interconnected future for all, but also remember the harm that can be spread, so drive Broadband adoption with clear Governance and safety in mind”.
See Professor Morrissey discuss this subject at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona