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.
Digital finance in Africa cannot be told without the mention of m-pesa and mobile money in Kenya. The story is told of a post-independence Africa that was pursuing its quest for industrialization and urbanization. This resulted in increased rural to urban migration, often leading to family members, pursuing job opportunities in the urban areas with
Justin: Hi, Todd. You are the People-Centered Internet’s Senior Fellow for the Global Help Desk, help us understand . . . What is the Global Help Desk? Todd: Hi, Justin. We have been evolving over the last year. Our mission is to help build resilience in communities, by facilitating digital opportunities which are “Of the People,
In a summary of a chapter in the forthcoming book, “Society X.O in the Rise of a New Epoch – The Human Factor in Social, Economic and Relational Ecosystems”, Mei Lin Fung and Leng Lim explore what we really mean by “home on the cloud”, and consider the future of our digital lives. While the
People-Centered Internet is excited to announce the formation of a new Tribal Resource Center (TRC) to support digital opportunities enabled by broadband connectivity to provide high-speed Internet connections on Tribal lands! This initiative is supported by a grant from the Internet Society Foundation and partners like George Mason University and the Althea company. Too
Hi all, I hope you are well and getting to the end of this extraordinary year in good shape. I wanted to get in touch to thank you for your support and partnership as we leave 2020 behind us and share some brief thoughts as we look audaciously towards 2021. The web has been a