This article was co-written by Elie Calhoun. Nathaniel Calhoun focuses on the intersection of last mile development work challenges, mobile education for poverty alleviation and ecological design. Follow Nathaniel on Twitter… read more
Earlier this year, Mozilla announced their project to build and sell a $25 smartphone. The firm, maker of the Firefox web browser and mobile operating system, now says they’ll begin… read more
A San Francisco startup called Open Garden has a use for mesh networking that has drummed up excitement: a chat app that works even when there’s no phone or internet service available.
If you suffer from Google Fiber envy, which delivers close to gigabit speeds, there’s good news: you don’t have to move to Kansas anymore. It was only last November when… read more
Last November, neighborhoods in Kansas City became the first to enjoy the 1Gbps Internet speed made possible through Google Fiber. As Google considers the possibility of bringing Fiber to other communities (some signs points to Canada as a possible spot), a group of remote farmers in the UK with sluggish Internet speeds decided they didn’t want to wait on their ISPs, the government, or even Google to deliver an upgrade to their broadband speeds. They opted to build an ultrafast fiberoptic network themselves.
The Khan Academy has had quite a year and to end 2012 on an even higher note, the organization recently introduced Khan Academy Lite, or KA Lite, which provides a version… read more
Citizens of Kansas City who signed up for Google Fiber are about to see how fast online access can be with the company’s new fiber-optic infrastructure. The company, which started… read more
You have a right to the internet…maybe even a fast internet. In a breakthrough report to the 17th session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, UN Special Rapporteur Frank… read more