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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DTCs’ digital skills as the basis for sustainable development

| DigI project, Digital cooperation, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Internet access | No Comments
Last week, our General Secretary Josef Noll and Digital Inclusion advisor Danica Radovanovic, participated and presented at the ITU in Geneva, Switzerland. From 11 to 13 February, 2020, the ITU organized meetings for the Digital Transformation Centers (DTC) project - Phase 1.

Information base on Digital Inclusion

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Our aim is that all information related to digital inclusion and the free access to information is publicly available. Thus, we put together a variety of tools addressing the topics, including a Wiki, FAQ, and documentation on how to establish the information spot in your…

Digital Inclusion through Municipal Networks

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"Free access to Information" should be a human right in the digital age. Does sound right, does it? We know that our children are digital, we know that we have to have digital skills if we want to have decent work. So, why don't we…

The “Age of Digital Interdependence” report and our contribution

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On 10/6/2019, the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation launched its report “Age of Digital Interdependence"with recommendations where the Basic Internet Foundation, with its DigI project efforts around the word was an ideal epitome for Global Digital Inclusion and building Internet access around community needs.…

“Let me google this for you” – redefining digital literacy

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With a very rapid development of Internet technologies, new digital divides on the Internet are emerging. The rapid pace of new forms of communication and new access points to the Internet, such as mobile, demand solutions beyond those exclusively concerned with Internet access and technological…

Internet Lite to the Migoli High School

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The Migoli High School has 1271 pupils (Apr2019) and 35 full-time teachers. The high school is located about 3 km outside of Migoli in the Iringa district in Tanzania. Entering the Nyerere High School in Migoli Despite the near-by mobile towers, providing 3G from several…