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Connecting Rural Schools & Hospitals

To connect another 750 critical sites and vulnerable communities (such as schools and hospitals) over 3 years that do not have the resources on their own to get Internet access set up.


Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd

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APNIC Foundation

APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) Foundation is an open, membership-based, not-for-profit organization based in Australia.

Market of Implementation

  • American Samoa
  • Bhutan
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • Indonesia
  • Kiribati
  • Malaysia
  • Micronesia
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu


In APAC, many live in rural areas only accessible by boat or plane, and villagers often travel more than a week to the nearest health facilities, making physical access to healthcare still low. As such a lack of connectivity means that rural communities are largely underserved and it impedes the extension of telehealth services.

In terms of education, there is a digital canyon today – 63% or two-thirds of the world’s school age children do not have internet access at home (UNICEF-ITU report 2020). This applies even to the digital gender divide - around 90 per cent of adolescent girls and young women do not use the internet in low-income countries, while their male peers are twice as likely to be online (UNICEF).

Education for children is also affected by the impacts of climate change. Each year, an estimated 37 million school-age children have their education disrupted because of climate change, disasters and emergencies (Plan.org, 2022).


In the developed world, the Internet was first widely adopted by universities, governments and public organizations, followed by businesses. However, in poorer countries, the establishment of Internet facilities has lagged to such a degree that commercial interests were the driving force of utilization. Less than 25% of the population in each Pacific Islands has access to the Internet from home, via the schools, or via public access centers.

Kacific’s theory of change is to do the same for developing nations and first connect educational institutions, public health facilities. Our goal is to provide reliable and robust connectivity through our satellite internet solutions to 500 educational institutions and 250 healthcare facilities by 2025 which in turn would also connect the communities around them.

For more information on our solution, do refer to our Slide Deck.

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