42 MILLION UNCONNECTED AMERICANS. 9 MILLION ARE STUDENTS.
Connectivity plays a crucial role for us to live in the digital world. We believe it is a fundamental right deserved by everyone. Our mission is to bridge the digital divide through innovative broadband solutions.
These networks provide low cost or free broadband service. We use a school as the central location or hub to build a network within that radius. A model provides 150,000 kids with high-speed internet for a low cost of $4.88 per student, per month.
Our partner nonprofit Crossroads Education is committed to equity in education. They've developed a plan to provide eLearning management to parents who need help getting their kids online.
Our projects adapt to the needs of individual communities. We work with local city governments, school districts & local nonprofits. To address the lack of connectivity, we can’t ignore the years of systematic inaccessibility that make up the digital divide and education gap. Both of them are effects of systemic injustices with a complicated history. Learn more through our digestible white pages coming soon.
We strive to understand the root problem to better serve our community. We lead initiatives to develop research that will build out diversity trainings about tech & the digital divide.
Newly available Citizens Radio Broadband Spectrum (CBRS) allows us to set up our own private LTE, and soon
5G networks. The "innovation band" offers shared access spectrum utilization to make network build-outs more
These are 12 of the most unconnected cities identified in our research. Our goal is to provide affordable, fixed connectivity for households within these communities. Notice that they are also some of the largest cities in America.
Our goal is to see everyone in America connected and we are currently accepting city nominations. Connect with us to nominate your city and tell us about connectivity problems in your area.