Current PCI projects supporting Internet access and connectivity:
TRC is PCI's effort (funded by Google) to support Native American tribal connectivity initiatives, including:
- Developing educational resources in partnership with George Mason University
- Building a hub of validated articles, links, videos, and people to assist tribal communities with adopting broadband technologies
- Formation of a new North American Indigenous Chapter ISOC
- Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet)
World Economic Forum Internet For All Initiative
Since 2016, Mei Lin Fung has represented PCI on WEF’s Internet For All initiative.
Internet for All establishes and facilitates physical and digital platforms at the global, regional and national level, that will create millions of new internet users, with a focus on the hardest to reach. It brings together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, non-profits, academia, international organizations, donors and civil society to create multistakeholder partnerships.
PCI Series on Pioneers in Access and Connectivity
True access and connectivity relies on consistent and widespread high-speed Internet. The history — and today's story — of the spread of the Internet is one of leaders pushing to create systems and infrastructure that are secure, equitable, and universal.
PCI is working to document the policymakers and tech innovators who made today's network of extensive underground fiber optic cables and National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) happen, and who continue to push for greater innovation while maintaining the principles of the first Internet pioneers.
Explore the first article in the series, highlighting Kenya's Bitange Ndemo, here.