This Protestant Church Internet Initiative Increases Wifi Connection

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 29, 2016
References: godspot.de & springwise
This church Internet initiative gives connected congregations access to free wifi. Godspot provides free Internet to people inside or nearby churches that are a part of the German network. This service began with 220 participating churches, with plans to extend to 3000 protestant churches located in the Berlin-Brandenburg area by May 2017.

Religious leaders hope Godspots will get Germany caught up compared to other European states' connectivity. When users access a Godspot, they are directed to a homepage containing information on the local faith community, the church building and other Christianity-themed content.

This church Internet project not only speaks to the importance of widespread connectivity, but also indicates how religious institutions some may regard as irrelevant are able to be ground-breaking and forward-thinking in areas such as technology.