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Tech giants are battling it out to supply the global internet – here’s why that’s a problem

The dream of a connected world is constantly being driven toward reality, but the high cost of entry remains. (more…)

OLPC one decade later

I was reminded of another attempt to connect the unconnected while reading an article in The Verge yesterday about the UN lauded OLPC “hundred dollar laptop” designed by Nicholas Negroponte of MIT Labs more than 10 years ago.

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Internet Offline in West Africa…Again

As developing nations debate the standards of 5G connectivity, a trawling submarine severed West Africa’s connection to the internet and the rest of the world. Puts your own connectivity woes with your ISP in perspective, doesn’t it? (more…)

Mahala Recognized as a Trailblazer!

Recently Mahala Board Member Joe Ewing was invited to come to Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce Conference to be recognized as a Trailblazer. Salesforce names Trailblazers who are recognized as a “leader, a transformer, [and] an innovator” in their space. We are honored that they recognize the work that we are doing to connect the nearly 4 billion people who do not have access to the internet. (more…)

SpaceX Plans for Global Internet

Having worked on Mahala Network for a number of years now, it has become something of a routine when friends and colleagues scanning the news identify what they perceive to be a threat to success. (more…)

What Is the Outernet and Is It the Future of the Internet?

I am impressed by the ingenuity that is being brought to bear to solve the challenge of connecting the 4 billion people who lack access to the internet. (more…)