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 extending infrastructure to reach everyone is costly and decades away, and the accompanying data fees will still be too expensive for many people. 

Outernet distributes content to disconnected areas 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

Always Free

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

Open Source

Buy a receiver from us or make your own.

Compatible

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

Private and Safe

Outernet is receive-only, making monitoring impossible.

Decentralized

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

Works Anywhere

No infrastructure required. See our coverage area.

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.