Region: Asia | Country : Pakistan

Executive Summary

Founded in 2014, the Internet Policy Observatory Pakistan (IPOP) is a think tank based in Balochistan, Pakistan, that aims to foster countrywide Internet connectivity, particularly focusing on offline, rural areas. To this end, IPOP deployed 36 of what the organization refers to as “Internet houses.” These are rooms, often in local administration offices, which provide communities with fiber and satellite Internet connectivity using donated hardware that IPOP refurbishes. The Internet houses are staffed by volunteers who also conduct digital literacy trainings. IPOP is an example of an effective grassroots connectivity initiative, which has faced considerable challenges from funding and governmental impediments.

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