Basic Internet Foundation

We make digital inclusion happen to improve the life of every single human, by providing free access to the internet and its information.

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Our Goal: Free Access To Basic Information For Everyone

To reach this goal, we need two fundamental things: A definition of information
that must be available for every human being - so called „Digital Public Goods“.
And free access for everyone to these Digital Public Goods.

Digital Public Goods

Digital public goods are digital products, and the software, data and algorithms that drive them, that serve to educate us, help us thrive in our professional lives, enrich our cultural experiences, and ultimately do good for the benefit of humankind. Examples of these goods exist all around us in the areas of information, education, healthcare, finance, and more. Many also serve to further the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. (source link)

Freemium Model for Access

Free access to information on the internet, and premium access to broadband services, the "freemium" model for access.  Free access to information is the major condition for digital inclusion, thus, development of digital society and accomplishing the SDGs.

Internet Lite is proven technology and provides free access to text, pictures and local content, e.g. education or health videos on a local server. The business model supports the concept of a Social Solidarity Economy.

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ICT training "girls teach boys"

Your help is needed

| Digital cooperation, Digital divide, Digital health, Digital inclusion, Human Rights, Internet access, Partners | No Comments
We need your help "Knowledge is power" And collaboraton is key to achieve "Connecting The Future". The task looks overwhelming, stretching from technical work like configuring devices, teaching others, providing trainings, and contributing to knowledge. Equally important is the local, regional and global partnership. "It…

40.000 students connected, Phase II Tanzania

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School Connectivity TZ - phase II After our initial and successful pilot with African Child Projects (ACP) to connect 10 schools across Tanzania, the phase II addressed connectivity of 50 schools. We made it, and connect roughly 40.000 students across Tanzania. Establishing the antenna at…
27501 students connected at 45 schools

27.501 Students connected

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School Connectivity in Kenya Our school connectivity programme is a tremendous success. Thanks to DENT Wireless, who sponsored the activities, we connected 45 schools connected in Kisumu, HomaBay and Siaya in Kenya. Our local partner Africa Higher Education Research Institute, CISS Kisumu and other supporters made connectivity…
Catherine experiencing Christmas market in Katowice

Internet Lite, the way for meaningful connectivity for all

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Our promotion of "free access to information on the Internet" (Internet Lite) got huge attention at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2021), which took place in Katowice from 6-10. December 2021. The main take-away for our work were: Ensuring that all people everywhere have meaningful…
DENT Wireless Premium Partner Basi

Premium Partnership with DENT Wireless

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DENT Wireless, the blockchain-based mobile operator, has joined the Basic Internet Foundation as a Premium Partner. The common goal is to provide access to information on the Internet for every human being, and to connect the unconnected.  The partnership between DENT and the Basic Internet…

Collaboration with PRIO on the NORM: New Project on the Digital Silk Road

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I am happy and excited to announce that Basic Internet Foundation, and yours truly, is collaborating with the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) on the NORM project. NORM is the new project on the Digital Silk Road and has been funded by Norwegian Research Council…