Expand Radio Access
One satellite receiver
In the developing world, the vast majority of people lack regular or reliable access to telephone service, the internet and often FM radio. Without any means to obtain critical information, these underprivileged populations are left unaware of available social services and economic and educational opportunities.
Satellite radios provide crystal clear reception across a large geographical expanse, reaching people both in urban and rural areas, and even the most remote locations, via Equal Access’ satellite network that offers engaging programs. These radios are also capable of recording broadcast programs onto audio cassettes, allowing listeners to replay these programs at convenient times and locations. As the receivers are digital, they can be connected to a computer to download various forms of data—Web pages, short videos, or electronic text books. A digital satellite radio is an appropriate, user-friendly, and cost-effective technology for circulating critical information to remote communities.