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Connectivity

If people cannot easily connect to digital tools in an equitable manner, civic tech will fail to address existing power imbalances in society

BRCK

Access the internet simply and reliably where you are. BRCK is a rugged, self powered, cloud enabled wifi hotspot router with built in fail-overs.

Digital Stewards Detroit

This training prepares teams of community organizers, people with construction skills, and techies to design and deploy communications infrastructure with a commitment to the Detroit Digital Justice Principles.

Internet Universality Indicators (ROAM-X)

A map of the Internet measuring its compliance with human Rights (R), evaluating its Openness (O) and Accessibility (A), and assessing the involvement of Multistakeholder actors (M) in its governance

cat-icon UNESCO Paris
cat-icon 10 Hudson Yards, 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA

Michigan Moonshot

The Michigan Moonshot aims to leverage public and private partnerships to connect everyone in rural Michigan, regardless of geography.

Netblocks

NetBlocks is an open technology platform that helps communities around the world detect and measure internet shutdowns, social media filtering and throttling in real-time.

Netfreedom Pioneers

We are a technology nonprofit committed to inspire and bring positive social change to the world. We harness the medium of innovative, digital technology to promote education, learning, and empowerment - the building blocks to lasting change.

New America Resilient Mesh Wireless initiative

The Resilient Mesh Wireless project is a series of local networks serving small businesses combined with community-based trainings in Sandy-affected areas.

cat-icon Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, USA
cat-icon 2025 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Outline VPN offered in Zimbabwe

CITE in Zimbabwe and Code for Africa have partnered to make Outline from Jigsaw available to news organisations and CSOs. It means VPN can be rolled out on their own servers to connect to the internet and keep communication private and safe.

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Pennsylvania Broadband Test

Broadband connectivity is crucial for access to the modern economy, as well as engagement in contemporary civic and political life. Without adequate study of the availability of broadband connectivity, policymakers are left in the dark as they design programs to modernize communications infrastructure and ensure that telecommunications companies provide broadband/Internet service at the minimum speeds required to take full advantage of online resource.

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San José Digital Inclusion Fund

San José’s ambitious goal is to bring broadband connectivity and digital skills to 50,000 households over the course of the next decade - and this initiative explicitly earmarks funding to achieve this goal.

cat-icon San Jose, California, USA

The Cost of Shutdown Tool (COST)

a data-driven online tool that to allows us to quickly and easily estimate the economic cost of Internet disruptions

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