Financial empowerment and the ownership and choice of communications are the key pillars to solving the digital divide. Recent numbers from Microsoft [https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/03/05/update-connecting-rural-america/] indicate that over forty percent of people in the US do not access the internet at broadband speeds, a
Written by Yakubu Yakubu, Nigerian Network Operator/Coordinator Diplomats Park Nigeria has the largest population in Africa at about 200million citizens. However, only 46% of the population have internet access via cellular carriers. Many people lack adequate and qualitative internet connectivity, This is due in part to inefficiency in coming
Researching market potential is an important part of starting an Althea network. While adding more links to an existing Althea network is relatively easy, setting up that network is similar to starting a wireless ISP business and requires research and planning to ensure that take rate and revenue make sense.
Networks are made out of more than antennas and ethernet cables. They are homes and business - neighbors - connected to one another. These neighbors can also become relays, forwarding bandwidth to nearby homes and earning money. Althea organizers are project managers that spread the word and help coordinate installation,
Before the Red Medellin team brought in Althea's innovative technology, options for internet access were limited in Comuna 13, one of the sprawling urban communities on the hills surrounding Medellin Colombia. A few of the homes had low-speed DSL access, but most people relied on expensive cell data plans. Many