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17 Social Good Internet Initiatives

From Remote Tablet-Only Cafes to Internet Education Buses

— January 27, 2015 — Social Good
There are a number of Internet initiatives out there that are directed towards bringing the Internet to those parts of the world that have it. The Internet stands to change the lives of many in the developing world as it will help bring them out of isolation and connect them to the rest of the world and to the myriad resources and information available online.

Of course not all of these Internet initiatives are necessarily completely driven by altruism and a desire to improve people's lives. The fact of the matter is that large swathes of the developing world represent massive, untapped markets that will soon be ripe for the picking. Therefore, the desire of companies to spread the Internet has the two-fold effect of uplifting isolated communities while also creating an environment where profits can be made.

However, these efforts are also balanced out by purely charitable initiatives such as the one that brought solar-powered educational Internet kiosks to a Nigerian community.
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Floating Globetrotting Wifi
Floating Globetrotting Wifi
Google X Project Provides Internet Access Using Balloons
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Female-Focused Tech Camps
Female-Focused Tech Camps
The Geek Squad Summer Academy Encourages Learning
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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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Extraterrestrial Internet Plans
Extraterrestrial Internet Plans
Elon Musk has a $10 Billion Project to Get the Internet on Mars
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Floating Online Access Points
Floating Online Access Points
Google Wireless Hotspot Blimps Bring Internet to Rural Areas
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Internet Human Rights Initiatives
Internet Human Rights Initiatives
'Buy This Satellite' Campaign Hopes to Connect the Ones in Need
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Technological Literacy Programs
Technological Literacy Programs
‘121 Women and Computers' Teaches Valuable Employment
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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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Satellite Internet Services
Satellite Internet Services
Google's Project Loon Will Bring More People Online
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Microsatellite Internet Projects
Microsatellite Internet Projects
OneWeb Will Use 648 Satellites to Provide Global Internet Access
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Solar-Powered Educational Kiosks
Solar-Powered Educational Kiosks
The Hello Hub Internet Kiosk Will Help Educate More Nigerians
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World-Uniting Internet Objectives
World-Uniting Internet Objectives
Internet.org and Facebook Want to Make the Internet Worldwide
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Internet Education Buses
Internet Education Buses
Google is Driving a Bus Across Bangladesh as a Digital Literacy Campaign
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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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Verbal Phone Internet Connections
Verbal Phone Internet Connections
Verbal Internet Aims to Connect the Disconnected
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