From Internet Access Vending Machines to Free Data Devices

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 17, 2015
In a time where everybody wants to be connected to what's going on with the web, these free Internet initiatives demonstrate ways to increase accessibility in both local and global communities.

Some of the biggest projects to improve net access around the world include Google's Project X, Loon and sponsored Internet cafes in areas where connecting to the Internet is otherwise impossible. Brands are also getting in on the action by setting up interactive marketing stunts that offer a free Wi-Fi connection as a reward for completing some sort of task. On the consumer end, one of the kindest ways to share your resources is with a service like the LTE Data Gift from Korean network T World, which lets users give away surplus data that will otherwise go unused.