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This report presents the findings from an evidence-based study that examines the gendered aspects to women’s internet access on mobile broadband connections. This includes their ability to purchase data plans, the type of access they have and how the universal access programs and the mobile broadband internet packages offered by telecoms have positively or negatively influenced a gendered use and access to mobile broadband internet connection in Uganda by women. The outcome of the study will help to drive well-tailored and specific advocacy around policy and regulatory practices in the industry to lower the cost of broadband connection. The findings will inform aspects of policy advocacy around the unique barriers to internet access by ensuring policy makers and stakeholders address gendered issues and dimensions within major drivers to affordability such as infrastructure, broadband policies, universal public access, and managing spectrum amongst others to lower cost. 

This report was produced through an APC subgrant, made possible with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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