Broadband for the Next Billion - Geeks Without Frontiers

Broadband for the Next Billion

B4B: Also known as “ Broadband for the Next Billion. ” Combined with VillageConnect and S4G, will fuel a technological revolution by connecting many of the 2.5 billion people currently without internet access. With internet connectivity rural areas will have the ability become more educated, connected with the developing world, and able to create new business opportunities.

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VillageConnect - Geeks Without Frontiers

VillageConnect

The VillageConnect project is the first step in achieving the broader goal of Broadband for a Billion. The initiative plans to implement 100 demonstration villages using very low energy powered satellite ground systems, powered by solar panels, to provide internet in villages in the developing world in order to help enhance medical, educational, social and economic facilities and benefits. The preliminary planning of VillageConnect initiative is to organize 20 villages in each of 5 targeted countries.

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Dig Once! - Geeks Without Frontiers

Dig Once!

Geeks Without Frontiers has developed an open infrastructure initiative called DigOnce! a plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optic networks. DigOnce! will speed the creation of gigabit villages around the world. 90% of fiber optic cost are related to digging the trenches for laying the fiber optic cabling. The vision of the DigOnce! initiative allows for the installation of empty fiber optic conduits (the plastic pipes that fiber is later "blown" or "pulled" through) as roads are expanded and built.

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Connectivity is the Revolution - Geeks Without Frontiers

Connectivity is the Revolution

Connectivity is the Revolution is a thought leadership forum and conference series dedicated to bringing together the greatest talent in industry, policy circles, government, and practitioners to identify challenges and issues relating to connectivity and to develop strategies and solutions for closing the digital divide. The first forum was held at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and focused on village connectivity issues and dig once policies.

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