Today, the internet isn’t accessible for two thirds of the world. Imagine a world where it connects us all.
Internet.org is a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts who are working together to bring the internet to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it.
Sharing tools, resources and best practices, Internet.org partners will explore solutions in three major opportunity areas: affordability, efficiency, and business models.
No one should have to choose between access to the internet and food or medicine.
Internet.org partners will join forces to develop technology that decreases the cost of delivering data to people worldwide, and helps expand internet access in underserved communities.
Transmitting data—even a text message or a simple web page—requires bandwidth, something that’s scarce in many parts of the world.
Partners will invest in tools and software to improve data compression capabilities and make data networks and services run more efficiently.
Connecting billions of people will be a massive global effort that requires ongoing innovation.
Developers, mobile operators and device manufacturers will work together to introduce business models that give people more ways to go online.
Making the internet available to every person on earth is a goal too large and too important for any one company, group, or government to solve alone. Internet.org’s partners have come together to meet this challenge because they believe in the power of a connected world.
- Vint Cerf: The internet and 40 years of openness (computerweekly.com)
- UNESCO calls for research proposals: case studies on the role of Internet intermediaries in promoting freedom of expression on Internet (unesco.org)
- Netizen Report: India Suspends Mobile Broadband in Kashmir (advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org)
- Deutsche Telekom, Web.de and GMX launch “E-mail made in Germany” initiative (telekom.com)
- The 1.6 percent of the Internet that NSA “touches” is bigger than it seems (arstechnica.com)
- Online Marketing News: Hello Glassrooming, Facebook Internet, Google & Amazon Go Down, Twitter TV Trends (toprankblog.com)
- Wikimedia Blog/Drafts/More Wikipedia usage in Africa (meta.wikimedia.org)
- Baidu Signs Definitive Agreement with Renren for Strategic Investment in Nuomi (sacbee.com)
- 53 New APIs: General Motors, Google Real Time Reporting and Torpio (programmableweb.com)
- Baidu Signs Definitive Agreement with Renren for Strategic Investment in Nuomi (prnewswire.com)