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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Internet Lite, the way for meaningful connectivity for all

| Digital cooperation, Digital inclusion, Human Rights, Internet access | No Comments
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…
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Premium Partnership with DENT Wireless

| Digital cooperation, Digital inclusion, Internet access, Mobile Networks, Partners, School connectivity | No Comments
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…

MoU signed with Internet Society Tanzania Chapter

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Internet Society Tanzania Chapter and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 17th of December 2020.     Internet Society Tanzania Chapter (ISOC-Tz Chapter) is a Tanzania local non-profit organization registered in Tanzania under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The organization is located…

MoU signed with Tanzania Community Network Alliance

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Tanzania Community Networks Alliance and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 22nd of July 2020.   The Tanzania Community Networks Alliance (tzCNA) is registered in Tanzania under the Non- governmental Organisation. tzCNA advocates for meaningful universal connectivity that contributes towards positive…

MoU signed with Core23Lab Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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Core23Lab and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 22nd of September 2020.   The Core23Lab is a non-governmental organization registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Core23Lab’s mission is to empower communities with knowledge and opportunities to harness the…