Spreading the Internet to Places the Big Players Don’t Go

Sometimes, she can’t even open Youtube. Her family lives too far from the nearest Content Delivery Network (CDN). There are a few more billion people like her who are missing out on what the Internet has to offer. Huge regions in Asia, Africa, South America and many other places in the world, have poor Internet connection. But businesses don’t invest and build data centers to serve these regions as there is little profit to be had.

People who perhaps need education and information the most are left with a connection that limits them to scroll Facebook at the speed of 2 short video posts an hour. It’s unfair. NOIA Network is a collaborative community effort which enables a network of people to improve their regional Internet infrastructure all by themselves. All they need is a computer, an Internet connection, a little amount of free storage and a lot of teamwork.

Villages Today Can Co-Build Data Centers

NOIA is a decentralized network that uses Content Delivery Network (CDN) protocol to allocate bandwidth and unused storage space and integrate it into a global CDN. It uses P2P file sharing protocol and Artificial Intelligence computational algorithms to handle requests. Each user becomes a point of Presence (POP) of NOIA. This means that each user’s node serves as a propagating node that transmits signals to other nodes beyond the reach of a main server or host domain located hundreds of miles away.

Once NOIA Network will become widespread in a region, people will download most of their demanded content from the network of their peers. The motivation to spread the word and improve the quality of a network is in the DNA of NOIA. The community will be motivated to get more people on board because it improves their own Internet experience. This way users become the main ambassadors and stakeholders of the network. They need no longer be content to wait for closer data centers to appear. Instead, they can form their route to the internet by working collectively.

It’s equivalent to building their own local server out of the spare resources they already possess.

What Would this Mean?

This would mean a tsunami of opportunity across regions. Connectivity and exposure to global content would accelerate growth — people would have the ability to educate themselves, connect with other communities online or even grow their local business. In other words, a few billion people more would finally gain access to all the opportunities that we take for granted.

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Originally published at noia.network on October 17, 2018.