The last European Space Council in 2010 mentions the partnership on space with Africa as a way to support sustainable development of African continent and also in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The expansion of broadband is a critical factor in development, and in meeting the MDGs. Broadband can deliver health services and education, as well as supporting cultural diversity and the generation of economic activity and management of climate change, natural disasters and other global crises. Highlighting the need for governments to raise broadband to the top of the development agenda and speed up its rollout, the importance of providing affordable broadband in the least developed countries is recommended.
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