This year marks a milestone – half the world is connected to the Internet. But they don’t all get the broadband speeds needed to view modern web content and it still leaves half the world disconnected. What’s more, the expansion of the Internet into new geographic regions is slowing down. As a result the gap in digital literacy is growing and people, especially in rural communities, are being left behind.
The Foundation for Overcoming the Digital Divide was created to address this issue with a new idea for curating web content and delivering it to people in remote communities worldwide. We can improve the lives of billions of people by providing access to a new web domain, for instance .odd, that’s delivered to people by television. The new domain contains thousands of websites that are used with permission from the other web domains.