Empowering offline communities anywhere information can transform lives

Knapsack’s unique satellite file-casting technology delivers digital content to locations otherwise disconnected due to remote geography, Internet shutdowns or high costs.

4 in 10 people don’t have access to the internet.

Information and communication technologies are at the heart of social and economic inclusion today. They have the power to break barriers and transform lives. We believe everyone should have equal access to information, regardless of their geographical, cultural or economic status.

Our mission is to provide quality life-transforming digital content in the easiest, most efficient, and fastest way possible for those with limited or no Internet access.

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Knapsack for Hope's unique file-casting technology leverages common satellite TV equipment to deliver digital content without relying on Internet access.

Where there isn’t internet access, there’s a satellite dish.

Why Satellite
File-Casting?

Common Hardware

Unparalleled Reach

Cost-free

Daily Delivery

Satellite TV receivers are ubiquitous in developing countries. No custom hardware required to start receiving content through Knapsack for Hope.

No internet connection required. Available where no other communication method is available, even during severe weather conditions.

Receiving content is free for our communities.

We can deliver up to 20GB of digital content daily. That equals 240 hours of internet browsing, 4,000 songs or 40 hours of online video in standard definition – shared every day.

Curious about our file-casting technology?
“By broadcasting on its own satellite TV channel and distributing a piece of Windows desktop software that can decode that video stream, Knapsack sends thousands of Iranians a daily digital bundle of news articles, videos, and audio.”
WIRED Magazine
We work with foundations, nonprofits, educational institutions, cooperatives and all groups working to provide quality digital content to those who need it the most.
Knapsack can provide unlimited digital resources by creating a frequently updated offline hub and sharing digital content daily, at no cost.
Are you part of an educational institution, library, or community with limited access to the internet?
Are you part of an educational institution, library, or community with limited access to the internet?
Are you part of an educational institution, library, or community with limited access to the internet?
Contact us and we will show you how to easily provide digital content to your community.
Making a difference
where it matters most
Rural Schools and Libraries

Offering access to an unlimited number of ebooks, wikipedia articles, digital archives and the most up-to-date educational program.

Refugee and Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camps

Providing refugees access to daily news and educational resources.

Emergency response

Distributing real-time critical relief information in situations of crisis and network outage.

Offering access to an unlimited number of ebooks, wikipedia articles, digital archives and the most up-to-date educational program.

Providing refugees access to daily news and educational resources.

Distributing real-time critical relief information in situations of crisis and network outage.

Curated Content Packages
Our partnerships with +200 publishers provide our communities with a wide variety of quality content, including local and global news, important weather updates, open software, entertainment and educational resources

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