Page-Load-Time and Page Utility

In the Web business world, it’s well understood that page-load metrics (e.g. time-to-paint, time-to-responsiveness, etc.) drive engagement. Multiple studies (internal and external) show that even slight increases in load-time can turn off a large percent of eyeballs, and contribute to users exiting a page or even just failing to check-out after filling their cart atContinue reading “Page-Load-Time and Page Utility”

Bokondini Initial Roll-Out

All right! Where I left off last time, we had just built the network, turned it off, and headed back to the States (just in time for another round of pitches and conferences). Once back in Seattle, we expected a relatively quick roll-out, but ended up having to pump the brakes while some regulatory questionsContinue reading “Bokondini Initial Roll-Out”

Our Time In Bokondini

First and foremost: a sincere apology to everyone following along! After we left for Papua, everything picked up a lot of steam and was a bit uncertain, and the pace didn’t let up until the end of the year. It’s really a shame I didn’t live-blog the process, but in the next posts I’ll tryContinue reading “Our Time In Bokondini”

CoLTE Won Third Place In The Mozilla WINS Challenge!

I’m thrilled to announce that CoLTE received third place in the Mozilla Wireless Innovations for a Networked Society challenge! The finalist competition was a super fun science-fair-esque bake off, full of different projects and working on bridging the digital divide and helping expand connectivity. https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/telecom/wireless/mozilla-and-nsf-hand-out-16-million-to-wireless-challenge-winners  

Off To Indonesia

Hi everyone, Today, the rubber hits the road! My partner, Audrey, and I spent all Saturday running last minute errands, sending last-minute email questions (“should I bring a camping stove or not?”) and packing all sorts of equipment into two rubbermaid totes and our personal bags. Packing’s been a comically awkward fusion of my outdoorContinue reading “Off To Indonesia”

Money Matters (Part 3)

This post is the third in a three-part series about the financial side of things. In Part 1, talked about the systems we built for us to monitor network usage and for our users to buy and sell credit. In Part 2, we covered our operating expenses, and discussed some of the different considerations andContinue reading “Money Matters (Part 3)”

Money Matters (Part 2)

This post is Part 2 in a series about money and billing. Part 1 talked about the technical system we built, and how users purchase data and transfer credit. In this post, I’m going to talk about the basic economics behind our network, including what our expenses look like, what kind of revenue we needContinue reading “Money Matters (Part 2)”