Giga, the global initiative to connect every school in the world to the Internet by 2030, announced today that it is now operational in 30 countries.
As part of its joint initiatives with ESA Φ-lab, UNICEF is appointing two researchers to work on a project that forms part of the UN Secretary-General’s Digital Cooperation Roadmap. The project maps current access to electricity and the Internet for schools around the world in support of an ambitious UNICEF target to provide connectivity for every child by 2030.
In many countries, the universal service fund (USF) is a tool used by the government to fund projects that increase access to telecommunication services in remote and underprivileged areas. These funds are often collected annually from contributions by telecommunications providers, which are typically computed based on their annual revenue.