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About us

The Basic Internet Foundation is a Norwegian foundation with the following purposes:

  • The Foundation will offer free access to low capacity Internet as a carrier of digital content to people in areas with low admission and / or no internet coverage.
  • The Foundation will assist organisations and companies to adapt and disseminate information for the affected recipients should be able to help themselves. Assistance may include educational systems, healthcare, agriculture information, innovation, banking or other services that contribute to increased welfare and value creation that benefit the population in the respective areas.
  • The Foundation will offer their benefits based on greatest need and in many areas as possible.
  • The Foundation is not bound to own/operate and deliver their benefits in perpetuity in an area. When factors such as social conditions, market, or economy have changed sufficiently, the Foundation can terminate its involvement in the region. Foundation can then sell/transfer assets, rights and obligations to commercial operators.

The Foundation was established in December 2014 as collaboration between The University Graduate Centre (UNIK) and Kjeller Innovasjon AS. The team consists of Professor Josef Noll, Linda Firveld, Danica Radovanovic, Iñaki Garitano, Bjarne Haugen and Vidar Sannerhaugen. Together we have extensive experience with entrepreneurship, development, implementation and operation.

Read more? Please download our White Paper Basic Internet Access for All or our Teaser (.pdf slides) for topics on education and health

Basic Internet Foundation

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Josef Noll Linda Firveld Vidar Sannerhaugen Iñaki Garitano
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Knud Erik Skouby Danica Radovanovic Stian Løvold Sudhir Dixit
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Gro Mette Garmo

Basic Internet AS

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Tor Blomseth Gunnar Nilsson


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