REACH BEYOND COMMUNICATION BARRIERS

 

Fast, Inexpensive Data Transfer via Satellite

 
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Knapsack satellite filecasting technology facilitates data transfer where no other communication method is available due to the lack of infrastructure, natural disaster, or censorship.

 
 

Information and communication technologies are at the heart of social and economic inclusion today. They have the power to break barriers and transform lives. Knapsack for Hope's filecasting technology leverages common satellite equipment to deliver digital content without relying on access to the internet. Knapsack for Hope is driven by a belief that information exchange is a necessary building block of education, which ultimately improves the human condition.

 

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A SIMPLE SOLUTION

 

Satellite TVs Are Ubiquitous in Developing Countries

Knapsack Beams Data to Houses Through the Dishes

 
 
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Why Satellite Filecasting?

 

Reach

  • No internet infrastructure is required

  • Available where no other communication method is available

  • Can correct data in severe conditions such as storms or jamming noise 

Cost

  • Receiving content is free for users

  • Most users already have satellite TV

  • Satellite installation cost is a fraction of yearly internet cost 

  • Cost of bandwidth doesn’t grow with the number of users 

Speed

  • Minimum data transfer rate is 1Mbps

  • Sending up to 20GB of data per day

  • 100 times faster than similar technologies 

  • Data transfer rate is increased with increasing bandwidth

Common Hardware

  • No hardware needed except common home satellite system

  • Similar technologies require expensive hardware purchase

  • Can use offline time of local TV channels for inexpensive data broadcast

I think the idea behind Toosheh is brilliant. Using this method you can download Tor Browser, our video explaining Tor, and Tails within minutes—something that’s currently impossible with the internet speed in Iran.
— Nima Fatemi, Tor Project
 
 

Curated Content Packages

Partnering with over 50 publishers, we send a variety of educational content developed by prominent media, entertainment, and educational organizations. 

 
 
 

Real Impact

 

Making a Difference Where it Matters Most!

 
 
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Knapsack technologies have tremendous application creating digital data hubs in schools, libraries, refugee camps, communities in offline areas, and Anywhere education and information access is sought.

 
 
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Schools & Libraries

Access up-to-date teaching resources and connect to an unlimited number of ebooks, wikipedia articles, and digital archives

Refugee Camps

Give residents access to daily news and educational resources

Emergency Response

Distribute real-time critical relief information in situations of crisis and network outage

 
 

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