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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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…

MoU signed with Sustainable Beekeeping and Human Development Tanzania

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Sustainable Beekeeping Tanzania and Human Development and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 20th of August 2020. The Sustainable Beekeeping and Human Development (SuBeHuDe); is a national non- governmental, non-profit-making and non-partisan organisation established in 2014 by a group of young…

MoU signed with Partners in Education Ethiopia

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Partners in Education Ethiopia and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 17th of July 2020. Partners is a non-profit charitable organization re-registered under the revised proclamation (No. 1113/2019) of the Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations (No.3337), with Yehalem Abebe as Executive Director.…

MoU signed with Makerere University

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The Makerere University, Uganda and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 4th of November 2020. Makerere University is a Public University established under the Makerere University Act, 1970 which was repealed by the Universities and Other Tertiary institutions Act, 200'1 (as…

IEEE “Connect the Unconnected”

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IEEE has launched the International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR) on the topic "Connecting the Unconnected (CTU) with 5G and B5G". Sudhir Dixit and Ashutosh Dutta, the Co-chairs of the working group, have invited 12 co-authors for contribution to the roadmap document. The document contains a…