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Future Thinking in a Time of Chaos

Future Thinking in a Time of Chaos

Future thinking is a challenging exercise even in the most stable of times.  What is going to be important to society in 10 years? Imagine being the gig-economy visioneers like Uber and Airbnb getting sneered at back in 2010.  On the scary side, think of what it must be like to be an oil-dependent economy … read more

Working in the Field During Coronavirus

Working in the Field During Coronavirus

BRCK’s field team plays an essential role in keeping Moja WiFi up and running and our customers happy and online. On most days, we’re spread out across different cities and towns, providing maintenance to our equipment in matatus and at fixed sites. We are continuously problem solving as unexpected challenges arise. We are used to … read more

Groundshots in an Age of Moonshots

Groundshots in an Age of Moonshots

I love the “moonshot” ideology, a type of thinking that aims to achieve something that is generally believed to be impossible.  I first came across this concept with Google X and their way of thinking about hard problems. Who wouldn’t get inspired by solving a massive challenge using next generation technology? Especially when it’s backed … read more

The Case for Connectivity (part 1)

The Case for Connectivity (part 1)

As with most CEOs of younger companies, I find myself on the investment raising treadmill. Doing so for a company focused on internet connectivity in frontier markets provides an extra layer of complexity, since it’s not as sexy of a proposition as a new app for ecommerce, agtech, fintech, etc might be. Those are easier … read more

Internet for Ranches and Wildlife Research

Internet for Ranches and Wildlife Research

Farms and Ranch WiFi I took off this weekend to test some BRCKs out in some of the more rural parts of Kenya. In this case, I was invited by Michael Nicholson who runs the cattle part of the El Karama Ranch situated near Nanyuki at the foot of Mount Kenya. The ranch is approximately … read more

Thinking Unidirectional and Omnidirectional Antennas

Thinking Unidirectional and Omnidirectional Antennas

At one end of the BRCK you’ll find a flap with an antenna post hiding underneath it. This is connected to the wireless modem inside of the BRCK and allows you to extend the range of your Edge/3G/4G considerably. Many times we find that the signal from a mobile tower is a bit weak. Sometimes … read more

WiFi Bridging – Why and How

WiFi Bridging – Why and How

There are 3 primary channels for you to connect to the internet via your BRCK device that come in the box (others, such as satellite, can be added by you later): Ethernet – Plug in an internet connected ethernet cable WiFi Bridge – Connect your BRCK over another WiFi network Wireless (SIM card) – Insert … read more

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Juliana’s BRCK booted up in the lobby at the Clinton Global Initiative.

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