HumanityConnect! is a GEEKS’ that initiative recognizes the need for refugees, disaster communities and displaced persons to have access to available, affordable internet connectivity and solutions in order to leverage technologies that ensure protection, education, health, self-reliance, community empowerment, and sustainable solutions.Learn More
CommunityConnect! is GEEK’s award-winning initiative which received strong support from the satellite and connectivity communities and which is designed to drive and inspire a global policy effort to close the digital divide, to accelerate satellite broadband connectivity to the estimated 4.2 billion people who do not have the benefit of internet access, and to help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More