This morning, the global organisation led by the World Wide Foundation and backed by the likes of Microsoft, Facebook and Google released its second annual affordability report this morning, and it makes for interesting reading.

In order to better measure country performance in future reports, it changed its ranking mechanism to an abstract index number which compiles scores for how internet access is promoted, regulated and might drop in the future.

If you want the real numbers, though, you’re in luck. The organisation has published a big dump of data – along with an excellent explorer tool – for getting the facts. It includes original research conducted on behalf of A4AI, as well as stats leaned from the International Telecoms Union (ITU), International Energy Agency (IEA) and more. Did you know Khazakstan has almost four times as many broadband subscribers per 100 people than South Africa? Click here to find out more.

We’ll be taking a dive through the data and pulling out more key stats over the next few days.

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.