Our policies and alliances bring broadband meaningfully to the “forgotten five billion.”
DigitalDivide.org, the site of Digital Divide Institute (DDI), formulates innovations to enhance social, environmental, cultural and human impacts of the internet as it spreads towards remote regions of the planet. Our focus is called Meaningful Broadband. Sometimes our services are ” high-level,” focused on theories, frameworks and policies. But we also operate on the ground, creating ” killer apps” that show how next-generation software could benefit the Next Two Billion citizens who occupy the Middle of the Pyramid (MOP). Our advisors are among the world’s significant Thought Leaders, who are charting the future of the internet. Noting that the internet’s new epicenter is Asia, Our countries of deployment are Asian. Though we affect policies and practices of governments and corporations, our research is based in leading universities. Digital Divide-International is at the University of Washington Human Interface Technology Laboratory in Seattle. Digital Divide-Asia is at Chulalongkorn University’s Center for Ethics in Science and Technology in Thailand. In Indonesia, operating as Indonesia Group Against Digital Divide, we are at The Habibie Center and Institute of Technology-Bandung.
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Achieving “Political Will” : The factor that most keeps citizens from receiving the benefits of the internet is not what you’d imagine – not lack of investment capital, not corruption, not weak infrastructure. That stuff is fixable or can be circumvented. A deeper problem is that most governments are led by officials who lack political will to implement their own roadmaps for bringing broadband to the masses. Read More
The Top of the Pyramid (T0P) is saturated. The Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) is trapped in poverty. Human civilization’s hope lies in unlocking human potential in the Middle of the Pyramid (MOP). Thailand and Indonesia are ideal MOP testing grounds.