Growing the Internet. For Everyone.

The Internet paves the way for people and communities to thrive.

For nearly 49 percent of the world, on every continent, in rural, remote, and even urban communities, each day without Internet access is a day of lost opportunity.

Closing the digital divide demands passionate people and creative solutions. Through our global community, we empower and support people to bring the Internet to everyone. We work to reduce barriers to access, and make it faster and cheaper. Together, we don’t just build and maintain connections—we advocate for the right policies so that the Internet can grow.

Murambinda, Zimbabwe: How Did a Cyber Café Become an Internet Powerhouse?

It started with an old shipping container. Soon, welders, painters, and engineers got to work, transforming corrugated metal into Vision Internet, a vibrant community center and cyber café. Now two-decades old, it has grown into Murambinda Works, a community network that covers a 40-kilometer radius and more than 100,000 people, providing Internet to the hospital, schools, government offices, farms, and homes.
 
Murambinda Works shows how a community working together can make an impact far beyond their borders.

How We’re Growing the Internet

We help communities build and manage their own connections.

We foster the growth of Internet infrastructure and technical communities.

We tell data-driven stories about how the Internet is evolving and supporting people.

Image copyrights:
Murambinda image: © UNICEF Zimbabwe/2021/Kudzai Tinago, We tell data-driven stories image: © Chris Gregory