For 60% of humanity, the Internet as we know it does not exist, so we built a new way to share information.

 

Outernet in the press:

Get Started

Learn about how Outernet works. Outernet is an open source project that shares content from space for free.

There are several ways to connect to Outernet. You can even build your own receiver using a Raspberry Pi.

Outernet is always adding new content and much of it comes from people like you! See what we broadcast, why we choose it, and how you can contribute.

Outernet is designed to be a part of any classroom. Learn how Outernet helps all students learn, from disconnected classrooms in Africa to an elite private school in Chicago.


“For 60 percent of the world’s population, regular internet access is about as common as flying cars.”
Gizmodo

"60% of humanity" is a huge number and hard to visualize. We break it down in this 1:59 video.

We support any effort to make the Internet more accessible. 

But we recognize that extending infrastructure to reach most people is costly, decades away, and the recurring data fees accompanying it will still be too expensive for most people. 

Outernet is a new way to distribute content independently of the Internet that solves the problems with data access in developing markets today.

"2G will remain the dominant technology in many lower income countries for a number of years to come..." 

The Mobile Economy 2014 Report, GSMA

Outernet Features

Unlocked

Buy a receiver from us, make your own, or copy ours.

Compatible

Works in any browser - no extra software required. Try it!

Anonymous

Outernet is receive-only, making monitoring impossible.

Always Free

There is no fee of any kind to receive Outernet data.

Decentralized

Like FM radio, no accounts or registration. Just turn it on. 

Works Anywhere

If you can see one of our six satellites, you're covered.

Large Files

Currently 1 GB/day and tested at up to 25 Mbps.

Publicly Edited

Anyone can add or request content to be multicast.

 

Not in a developing country?

When you build an Outernet receiver and connect it to the Internet, you give us anonymous feedback that makes Outernet better. Outernet is also an amazing education and community service project. Build an Outernet receiver, contribute content to Outernet's broadcast, and suddenly you have created a free digital library that anyone within Wi-Fi range of your Outernet hotspot can access without compromising your privacy.