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Broadband's Unfinished Business

Robert Pepper | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Robert Pepper

A new report, "State of Broadband 2013: Universalizing Broadband," highlights how mobile broadband is "growing faster than any technology in human history" and how over 70 countries have Internet penetration levels of over 50 percent. Current global Internet penetration is at 40 percent, but in emerging countries more than two-thirds of the population is still unconnected -- many in rural areas.

WiFi to help out with HIV/AIDS on Mfangano Island

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I help out The Organic Health Response on Mfangano Island, and gave them some money a few months ago to help upgrade their wifi. You'll see them ...

For Inveneo, Addressing the Global Digital Divide Calls for Business, Not Charity

Pro Journo | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Pro Journo

By focusing on the long-term impact on local economies, Inveneo prudently sidesteps many of the issues with international nonprofits that critics raise.

The Broadband Factor: How Connectivity Expands Economic and Community Development

Kristin Peterson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Kristin Peterson

Among the long list of needs in developing communities, broadband connectivity may not stand out as an obvious priority: education, sanitation, etc. generally rank above access to Twitter. But access to the Internet can act as a powerful catalyst.

How Does the Internet Give You a Voice?

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, I want to know: how does the Internet give you a voice? I'm collecting answers about how the Internet gives people a voice that I will share on Internet Freedom Day on January 18th.

Organic Health Response/Inveneo: using the Net to fight AIDS in Kenya

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The folks at Organic Health Response are doing really good stuff, using IT and environmental sustainability on Mfangano Island in Western Kenya to w...

An IT Success Story in Haiti

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Inveneo focuses on building computer centers in places which need, but find it hard to get, reliable electrical power and bandwidth. They get stuff d...