Paul English, the cofounder of travel search engine Kayak.com, wants to blanket all of Africa with free and low-cost Wi-Fi. It’s a “big, big project,” one that will consume the next decade of his life, English tells FastCompany.com.
JoinAfrica aims to bring a world of information to a continent whose population only has 8.7% Internet penetration right now. At the core of JoinAfrica is the belief that providing basic Internet is as essential to society as clean water and clean power.
Speaking of “Big Ideas”, this one should be on the top tier I guess. Good luck, Paul!
PS. By the way, if interested in the idea, subscribe JoinAfrica’s community at http://groups.google.com/group/joinafrica-community. Already quite active/interesting discussions going on!