Overcoming Communication Barriers
Overcoming barriers and reaching all corners of the world, NetFreedom Pioneers uses its Knapsack Datacasting Technology brings rich digital content directly to the user. Airing from existing satellite networks and accessed through inexpensive and off-the-shelf Free-to-air satellite receivers, individuals can download entire encoded libraries of media in a variety of formats without regard to natural or man-made obstacles.
Bridging the Digital Divide
The unprecedented access to information brought about by the internet has elevated the individual and provided billions with a better, more connected life. However, untold more are left on the other end of a growing divide, disconnected from all the internet has to offer as a result of poverty, remote geography, or censorship. We envision our Knapsack Datacasting Technology as the bridge across this digital divide. Cheaply, freely, and securely, communities that were previously denied access will now have the available means to reap the benefits from continuously-expanding libraries of digital information.
Using existing satellite networks, and with the flexibility to use digital terrestrial channels as well, NFP’s Knapsack datacasting technology allows for truly continental coverage. Everyone under the umbrella of these existing ranges can gain access to rich information, even if they would normally be outside the reach of more traditional information and communications infrastructure.
Public Use, No Footprint
NFP’s patented technology is secure and anonymous, using only one-way communication. The content you decide to view cannot be monitored, and your personal information is never gathered nor shared.
Simple to Deploy, Easy to Use
For the user, no additional hardware is needed beyond a common Free-to-air (FTA) satellite system. The technology is designed to be quick to set up, and exceptionally easy to learn and use. Since the data can be stored offline in common usb drives, this allows for poor and remote communities to share content so long as a single dish and receiver is present.
“I think the idea behind Toosheh (‘Knapsack’) 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.”
Schools and libraries
Access up-to-date teaching resources and connect to unlimited number of ebooks, wikipedia and digital archives.
Give residents access to daily news and educational resources.
Distribute real-time critical relief information at times of crisis and network outage.