brubru enables rural regions in the developing countries to establish self-sustaining nonprofit, community-owned mobile telecom networks that for a few dollars per month offer unlimited local calling as well as affordable out-of-network (roaming) calling.
brubru enables rural regions in the developing countries to establish nonprofit, community-owned mobile telecom networks that for a few dollars per month offer unlimited local SMS texting as well affordable out-of-network texting rates.
In those regions that still don’t have access to the internet, brubru establishes nonprofit, community-owned Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that offer affordable access to the internet.
brubru offers value-added servicesincluding disaster alerts/response, healthcare updates/monitoring, agricultural information, weather forecasts, educational resources, mobile banking, job postings, latest news, mobile payment, microcredit, etc.
Apart from facilitating the establishment of community-owned mobile telecom networks, brubru provides an additional socio-economic benefit that further empowers the marginalized communities, by offering free technical education and hands-on training to local citizens, who learn how to build, deploy, and operate mobile networks and wireless ISPs.
Furthermore, brubru provides communities with an opportunity to direct accumulated proceeds from network operations towards the creation/improvement of local social service facilities, such as medical facilities, schools, etc.