Bringing Meaningful Broadband
To 2 Billion Low-Income Asians
Closing the global digital divide
Meaningful broadband is Digital Divide Institute's model, developed and tested over 20 years in Asia for bringing the internet to low-income and remote users. Our model has three criteria:
Tied to the experience of low-income users with little formal education.
Cost of devices and software should be less than 7% of family income.
Technology must curb addiction, foster 24-7 learning and entrepreneurship.
In 2019 our challenge: to formulate the financial model for Meaningful Broadband in Indonesia; activate test market activity for Meaningful Broadband in China’s Sichuan province; activate a six-nation Asian coalition and host our Asian partners for Silicon Valley seminars at Stanford University.