In January 2008, the TRA organized the Broadband Stakeholders workshop
, together with the Partnership for Lebanon (PFL)
. The workshop addressed themes revolving around possible solutions for broadband connectivity in Lebanon. During the afternoon session, several speakers representing the health, media, ICT, web development, and e-content sectors animated a panel discussion around the usefulness of broadband connectivity. The panelists related how the lack of reliable and affordable high speed connections jeopardized their competitive advantage and reduced their commercial potential.
Aware of the strategic advantage of broadband for the private sector in general, and the telecommunications sector in particular, the Professional Computer Association (PCA)
started rallying key stakeholders to agree on a set of requirements that could propel the country forward. The Broadband Manifesto is a declaration of the deeds and principles that recognize broadband as a critical tool for sustained economic growth in a knowledge-based economy. This manifesto will then be used to demand the formulation of appropriate policies and decisions.
Anyone can act in its best interests, both private and national, by signing this manifesto, and to become part of an independent movement to insure that Lebanon be given the chance to start taking part of the twenty first century where broadband connectivity is a main enabler.
You can contribute to the national interest by signing this manifesto
and becoming part of a movement that aims to give Lebanon the chance to be a competitive and prosperous contributor to the global economy in the 21st century.