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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5G for Telecom Operators, not consumers

5G is for the benefit of telecomm operators, not us as consumers

| Digital cooperation, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Mobile Networks | No Comments
this article is a translation from https://titan.uio.no/teknologi/2020/5g-nettet-er-til-fordel-teleoperatorene-ikke-forbrukerne, created by Bjarne Røsjø, 29Apr2020 in Norwegian Professor Josef Noll, who helped develop the 3G network, is very critical with respect to 5G: «Designed to increase telecom operators' revenues», he says. Professor Josef Noll at UiO's Institute of…

MoU signed with Rotary Club Rotario Distrito 4400 Ecuador

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The Rotary Club Rotario Distrito 4400 and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 3rd of June 2020. The Rotary International Distrito 4400 is part of an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order toprovide humanitarian service and to…

MoU signed with Africa Higher Education Research Institute(AHERI)

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The Africa Higher Education Research Institute (AHERI) and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 13th of December 2019. AHERI is a non-governmental organisation an affiliate of Community Initiative Support Services (CISS) whose objectives is to promote and support networking among higher…

AHERI Community Connectivity project

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Africa Higher Education Research Institute (AHERI) and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate and collaborate in providing Infrastructure that guarantees affordable access to the Internet and information in unserved and underserved communities. AHERI is a project under Community Initiative Support Services…

MoU signed with HOPin Academy

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The HOPin Academy and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 20th of November 2019. HOPin Academy focuses on technological entrepreneurship and innovation in the Northern Region of Ghana-Tamale. The Academy provides pragmatic and innovative approaches towards exploring the vast fields of…

MoU signed with Siaya Community Library

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The Siaya Community Library and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 11th of April 2020. The mandate of The Siaya Community Library is to provide access to information through availing books and information technology resources, serving students in primary and secondary…