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21 Free Internet Initiatives

From Internet Access Vending Machines to Free Data Devices

— February 17, 2015 — Tech
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.
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Mobile Consumer Rewards
Mobile Consumer Rewards
VikingSpots Offer Free Internet in Exchange for Completing Local Deals
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Socially Conscious Web Accessibility
Socially Conscious Web Accessibility
The EU's CLOUD4ALL Gives Internet Access to Disabled Persons
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Floating Globetrotting Wifi
Floating Globetrotting Wifi
Google X Project Provides Internet Access Using Balloons
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Mobile Internet Sharing Services
Mobile Internet Sharing Services
The Karma 4G Hotspot Encourages You to Loan Your Connection
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Free Internet Apps (UPDATE)
Free Internet Apps (UPDATE)
Facebook's Internet.org is Improving African Internet Access in Kenya
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Wi-Fi Word Game Locks
Wi-Fi Word Game Locks
The 'Scrabble WiFi' Campaign Gave Out Internet to Skilled Word Constructors
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Hotspot-Emitting Magazine Ads
Hotspot-Emitting Magazine Ads
Microsoft's New 'Office 365' Ad Produces Free Internet
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Remote Tablet-Only Cafes
Remote Tablet-Only Cafes
The Google-Sponsored Tablet Cafe in Dakar Improves Internet Access
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Internet-Gifting Services
Internet-Gifting Services
The 'LTE Data Gift' System Allows Customers to Give Away Unused Data
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Free Data Devices
Free Data Devices
Outernet's Solar Powered Lantern Internet Stick Connects to the Web Even Offline
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Incentivized Clean-Up Campaigns
Incentivized Clean-Up Campaigns
Tunisie Telecom's Beach Cleanup Campaign Rewards with Wi-Fi
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Four-Legged Internet Providers
Four-Legged Internet Providers
The ‘Dtec's' Dogs in T-Shirts Provide Free WiFi
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Free Internet Redistributors
Free Internet Redistributors
This WiFi Hotspot Setup Startup Gives the Public Access At No Cost
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Global Internet Initiatives
Global Internet Initiatives
Google's Project Loon Wants to Bring the Internet Everywhere
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Inclusive Internet Initiatives
Inclusive Internet Initiatives
Facebook is Launching a Free WiFi Program for Students in NC
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Rural Online Markets
Rural Online Markets
This E-Commerce Marketplace Provides Internet Access to Isolated Indian Areas
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Internet Connection Film Campaigns
Internet Connection Film Campaigns
CJ Entertainment’s Wi-Fi Ad Draws Attention Back to the P
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Wi-Fi School Buses
Wi-Fi School Buses
Arizona Turns a Bus Route into Study Hall on Wheels
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Wi-Fi Drink Dispensers
Wi-Fi Drink Dispensers
Asahi Beverages Rolls Out Vending Machines That Provide Internet Access
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Internet Access Vending Machines
Internet Access Vending Machines
The Coca Cola Happiness Refill Fountain Lets You Log On
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Wifi-Providing Umbrella Installations
Wifi-Providing Umbrella Installations
O2’s Free Wifi Spot Provides Tons of Internet Coverage
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