“Digitalization as a common good. Contribution to an inclusive recovery”, Julia Pomares, Andrés Ortega and María Belén Abdala (Elcano, Spain)

The outbreak of COVID-19, and the way it has been confronted, has not only accelerated the digitalizaton of large parts of societies and economies and the process of transformation into digital societies, but has also highlighted that connectivity and other essential digital services are crosscutting technologies that have become common goods (which could also be described as public or collective). Connectivity, which most of the time is provided by private companies, should be global and therefore produced in sufficient amount and at the right price.

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