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Enhancing Broadband Penetration and Bridging the Digital Divide (Dec. 4-8, 2017)
May 3, 2022

Content of Workshop: Attendees discussed various ways to reach the approximately 3.6 billion people (half the world’s population) without access to the internet. The promotion of broadband internet access in remote areas in the Pacific Island nations as a case example was also discussed. 

Key Attendees: Deputy Foreign Minister Chang, Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Inclusion Chen, Deputy Minister of the National Development Council Chiou, President of the Institute for Information Industry Yu, MOFA Deputy Minister Paul Wen-liang Chang, MOFA Ambassador-at-Large Chen Jen-ran, U.S. Department of State Digital Economy and Broadband Policy for the Pacific Islands and Taiwan lead officer Dan Oates, Deputy Chief of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission International Bureau Troy Tanner, ICT development expert David Townsend, AIT Acting Director Robert Forden

Number of Participating Countries: 11