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Sustained Connection

Having the resource of guaranteed Internet connection for the necessities of Academics and working from home.

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This would be a company focused on providing internet connection to those who don't have the option of using or access to internet. 

What is the need are you focusing on?

The gap this would address are those who don't have the resources or access to a stable and reliable internet to work from home or focus on academics. 

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

This will need to be approached from a company or companies who can alter or provide a differing plan subscription to their company. The service being provided would be affordable (or situationally free) internet.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • I plan to share with an implementing organization

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

This would allow for people who need to provide for their family and work from home. This would also provide students of all ages continue to learn and pursue academics.

What is your profession?

Undergraduate Student

Where are you located (country)?

United States

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Arts/Entertainment

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups
  • Facebook

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

I would love to be connected with group, organizations, or companies that have access to this kind of Resource to provide for those who don't.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

One of the main barriers is money to fund or servers to provide the connection. Another barrier could be control and restrictions on internet use.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

I am not!


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