Internet Society Tanzania Chapter
Broadband Community WiFi
Kigamboni Community Innovation Hub
“The WiFi for Everyone”
What is Internet Society?:
Founded in 1992 by Internet Pioneers like Vine Cerf, Internet Society
is a Global Organisation with more 130 Chapters Worldwide.
Vision: Internet is for everyone
Mission: Promotes and supports Internet as a global technical
infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives and a force for good
Role of Kigamboni Community Network HubTo
provide Broadband WiFi to;
Schools, Health Centres, Dispensaries,Local
Police stations, Primary Courts, community
centres, youth & women groups, entrepreneurs,
public institutions, households and individual
These have been connected to broadband WiFi
2 Health Centers
1 Police Station
1 Serekali ya Mtaa Office
1 Ward Executive Office
1 Community Center
The work continues………….
Where does Community Broadband
WiFi comes from?
It is an implementation of Tanzania
Digital Inclusion Program(TADIP)
TADIP seeks to close the Digital Divide in rural and
connectivity+digital literacy+innovation spaces for
youth+digital goods+ Local Content = TADIP
Key Word: Connecting people to Digital
Opportunities through Affordable and Meaningful
1. Connect 4 million citizens to the meaningful Internet in 10
2. Provide Essential Digital Skills to 1 million youth and
women in 10 years
3. Provide Digital E-Learning Skills 50,000 teachers in 10
4. Create 200 Community Network Innovation Hubs in 10
Is this thing about Community Broadband
WiFi through Community Network Innovation
Hubs sustainable? One might ask.
The answer is YES! But HOW??
The answer is in the sustainable model below
Sustainability Model Formula
In the absence of Spectrum allocation for Community Internet
Service Providers like Community Network Innovation Hubs, we
employ below formula
Affordable +Meaningful Broadband Internet =
Wholesale Data Package+Cooperative Cost Sharing+X
Where X is Ready Infrastructure from Social Investor(s)
Who are the Social Investors?
The Social Investors can be;
1. Community members who decide to
fundraise to put up their infrastructure to
3. Benefactors or Granters.
If you want details on how to start
Community Network Innovation Hub in
your area, please contact us for specific