Humanity's Public Library #ImagineIf censorship did not exist information was free for everyone education was truly universal every home had a library disasters could be anticipated   Get your Lantern Portable, solar-powered, multi-frequency Outernet receiver.

60% of world population has no access to Internet. Imagine if 100% of world population could access the vast library of information.

60% of humanity cannot access basic information

Outernet blankets the Earth with a free broadcast of useful and relevant news, information, and education. Outernet is a one-way data stream, so usage is anonymous and sovereign censors are bypassed; it’s kind of like shortwave radio. From courseware and news to disaster updates and software to learn new languages: What will humanity choose to share with the world?

Where is Outernet

Outernet is currently covering North America and Europe, with plans to expand to Africa in near future

Outernet's Ku-band broadcast data service is currently available in all of Africa, Europe, North America, and most of the Middle East. Full global access will be available by June 2015. Information related to Outernet's coverage area can be found in the project documentation.

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How it works

The Outernet signal is completely free to access and nothing needs to be bought from Outernet to participate. Once connected to the signal, any WiFi-enabled device can display the files on its native browser.

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Free information

Access to news, civic information, commodity prices, weather, construction plans for open source farm machinery...anything. Outernet will eradicate information poverty and censorship.


Courseware in any format, from textbooks to videos to software, can be downloaded via Outernet. Anyone from young children learning to read to adults learning to code can benefit from Outernet’s digital media archive.

Emergency alerts

When terrestrial data networks go down, Outernet is still broadcasting. Extreme weather events, military conflicts, or power shortages will no longer stop the free flow of information.

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