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How to put the internet in a box

We go inside the “sneakernet” to meet the people carrying knowledge from the internet to places that are off the grid.

What happens when you take a little box containing some of the vast knowledge amassed on the internet, to communities that live offline?

From a peaceful valley in the remote Himalayas to a bustling Rohingya refugee camp, people are carrying gigabytes of data - from school curricula to the whole of Wikipedia - into places where access to the internet is impossible.

Inspired by one of our listeners, we delve into the world of the “sneakernet” - a network of people who carry information to places where the signal doesn’t reach.

Produced and presented by Tom Colls

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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23 minutes

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Tue 20 Oct 2020 21:06GMT

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