What is PCI?

People-Centered Internet (PCI) is an international coalition of positive #ChangeAgents created to ensure that the Internet continues to improve people’s lives and livelihoods and that the Internet is a positive force for good with helping people achieve their goals and aspirations.

The PCI coalition embodies the belief that the Internet can bring different groups of people together to form living learning communities focused on education, economic opportunity, and growth of communities through communication.

We seek out positive #ChangeAgents to demonstrate a better way forward for the Internet. This new way can then be shown to the private sector, to public sector leaders, and contribute towards a making sense of this rapidly changing landscape. PCI's Guiding Principles »

What does PCI Do?

PCI is a “think-do” coalition. On the do front, we have multiple teams working to demonstrably improve people’s lives and livelihoods using the Internet. This includes assisting with Internet connectivity for Native Americans, assisting with the response to the wildfires in California, and sending PCI Team members to assist with the response and potential recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

We also are pressing forward with the prototype PCI Impact network as well as making plans for an Internet "50 years retrospective and prospective" celebration in December 2018 when approximately 50% of the world's population will be connected.

PCI convenes government, development banks, industry, the technical community, NGOs/CSOs and others in working sessions to help accelerate the work being done by both public and private sectors to hasten inclusive internet connectivity. Upcoming and Previous Events »

We also work with several PCI Consultants who provide support and expertise for different PCI endeavors.

Hopes and Goals

There is still much work to be done to advance Doug Engelbart's vision of technology helping to bring together different groups of people as part of "Living Learning Communities". We humans all are still working through the different ways the Internet impacts how we work, live, play, govern, obtain information, receive news, share comments, collaborate, co-exist as pluralistic societies -- and many more activities. News and Updates »

In the midst of it all, PCI is focused on one objective: providing support and expertise for projects that demonstrably improve people's lives and livelihoods using the Internet.

PCI endeavors to provide support and expertise to communities so people can pursue positive benefits in their lives and livelihoods. PCI address important questions such as:

  • How will we help connect the rest of the world to the Internet?
  • How can we help communities become more self-reliant?
  • How can we demonstrate the Internet's individual, social, and economic benefits?

PCI keeps community members and partners aware of the latest practical advances and trends with the Internet as a force for good. Partnerships »

How Do I Get Involved?

We have witnessed how hands-on tech combined with community engagement can transform local communities, improve economic outcomes, and support disaster recovery efforts. If you would like to assist with PCI’s efforts, please contact us here: Get involved »

What is PCI?

People-Centered Internet (PCI) is an international coalition of positive #ChangeAgents created to ensure that the Internet continues to improve people’s lives and livelihoods and that the Internet is a positive force for good with helping people achieve their goals and aspirations.

The PCI coalition embodies the belief that the Internet can bring different groups of people together to form living learning communities focused on education, economic opportunity, and growth of communities through communication.

We seek out positive #ChangeAgents to demonstrate a better way forward for the Internet. This new way can then be shown to the private sector, to public sector leaders, and contribute towards a making sense of this rapidly changing landscape. PCI's Guiding Principles »

What does PCI Do?

PCI is a “think-do” coalition. On the do front, we have multiple teams working to demonstrably improve people’s lives and livelihoods using the Internet. This includes assisting with Internet connectivity for Native Americans, assisting with the response to the wildfires in California, and sending PCI Team members to assist with the response and potential recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

We also are pressing forward with the prototype PCI Impact network as well as making plans for an Internet "50 years retrospective and prospective" celebration in December 2018 when approximately 50% of the world's population will be connected.

PCI convenes government, development banks, industry, the technical community, NGOs/CSOs and others in working sessions to help accelerate the work being done by both public and private sectors to hasten inclusive internet connectivity. Upcoming and Previous Events »

We also work with several PCI Consultants who provide support and expertise for different PCI endeavors.

PCI endeavors to provide support and expertise to communities so people can pursue positive benefits in their lives and livelihoods. PCI address important questions such as:

  • How will we help connect the rest of the world to the Internet?
  • How can we help help communities become more self-reliant?
  • How can we demonstrate the Internet's individual, social, and economic benefits?

PCI keeps community members aware of the latest practical advances and policy changes. News and Updates »

Hopes and Goals

There is still much work to be done to advance Doug Engelbart's vision of technology helping to bring together different groups of people as part of "Living Learning Communities". We humans all are still working through the different ways the Internet impacts how we work, live, play, govern, obtain information, receive news, share comments, collaborate, co-exist as pluralistic societies -- and many more activities. News and Updates »

In the midst of it all, PCI is focused on one objective: providing support and expertise for projects that demonstrably improve people's lives and livelihoods using the Internet.

PCI endeavors to provide support and expertise to communities so people can pursue positive benefits in their lives and livelihoods. PCI address important questions such as:

  • How will we help connect the rest of the world to the Internet?
  • How can we help communities become more self-reliant?
  • How can we demonstrate the Internet's individual, social, and economic benefits?

PCI keeps community members and partners aware of the latest practical advances and trends with the Internet as a force for good. Partnerships »

How Do I Get Involved?

We have witnessed how hands-on tech combined with community engagement can transform local communities, improve economic outcomes, and support disaster recovery efforts. If you would like to assist with PCI’s efforts, please contact us here: Get involved »