Connect to Online Resources, Offline.

Did you know? 54.4% of internet users in rural Canada do not have access to reliable broadband internet.

In addition, over 66% of on-reserve homes do not have high-speed internet.

We’re here to bridge the digital divide.

Meet UNI, a portable WiFi hotspot that makes online resources accessible,
without internet.

Get Started With UNI

Let us know more about the project you are working on and how we can help!

Connect to
Online Resources, Offline.

Did you know? 54.4% of internet users in rural Canada do not have access to reliable broadband internet.

In addition, over 66% of on-reserve homes do not have high-speed internet.

We’re here to bridge the digital divide.

Meet UNI, a portable WiFi hotspot that makes online resources accessible,
without internet.

Canada’s Digital Divide

Rural Canada

Even though Canada is a developed country, there are still many regions where basic internet is not easily accessible. This can have a serious impact on the quality of educational, financial, and job opportunities for those who are affected.

On this map from National Broadband Internet Service Availability, we can clearly see the divide:

Blue – Communities without fibre backbone

Black satellite icon – Satellite dependent communities

Yellow/Orange – Areas with 25-50% basic connectivity

Indigenous Communities

This digital divide greatly affects many of our Indigenous communities. Internet is either unavailable or connections are much slower, and the service is also more expensive because of the lack of internet service providers (ISPs).

The CRTC reported that fewer than half of Nunavut households have download speeds of even 5Mbps

Over 66% of on-reserve homes do not have high-speed internet

In First Nation communities, it’s estimated that only 30% of households have internet connections with the recommended 50/10 Mbps speeds

How Can UNI Bridge the Divide?

Access to Education

This portable hotspot provides wireless access to pre-loaded digital resources by leveraging existing open-access educational resources such as Wikipedia and Khan Academy. 

Increased Connectivity

UNI provides a connectivity bridge that allows populations who do not have access to the Internet to access valuable resources for the purpose of teaching, learning and researching.

Integrates Easily

UNI works with devices that the local populations are already using, such as inexpensive Android phones and old model laptops with wi-fi compatibility, making it a feasible solution.

Watch the Demo

Watch Grey-box’s founder and CEO, Valentin Kravtchenko, give a quick demonstration of how UNI works, directly on the field in Morroco.

Connect Anywhere, Anytime

PORTABLE

Lighter than the average phone

Pre-loaded educational content

Add your own content in seconds

LOW POWER

Low power usage

Cellphone charger, portable battery & solar power friendly

ALL ENVIRONMENTS

Dust and heat resistant

Built for extreme environments

Compatible with local devices, ie. older Android phones and laptops

LONG RANGE

Works on the field

100 metre range connection

Connect up to 10 devices at a time

Pilot Project Pricing

Subsidized pricing is available for NGOs or community organizations who wish to partner with Grey-box to become a field tester. Get in contact below to learn more or become a tester today.

Pilot projects are already underway with Parks Canada (Fred Pellerin’s journey in the Forges-du-Saint-Maurice), with Boîte à Science (MIT’s Scratch and Microsoft’s MakeCode Educational School Kits) and in La Escuela Más Grande del Mundo in schools around rural Mexico.

Canada’s Digital Divide

Despite being a developed country, there are still many regions where basic internet is not easily accessible. This can have a serious impact on the quality of educational, financial, and job opportunities for those who are affected.

This digital divide greatly affects many of our Indigenous communities. Internet is either unavailable or connections are much slower, and the service is also more expensive.

How Can UNI Help Bridge This Divide?

Access to Education

This portable hotspot provides wireless access to pre-loaded digital resources by leveraging existing open-access educational resources such as Wikipedia and Khan Academy.

Global Connectivity

UNI provides a connectivity bridge that allows populations who do not have access to the Internet to access valuable resources for the purpose of teaching, learning and researching.

Easily Integrated

UNI works with devices that the local populations are already using, such as inexpensive Android phones and old model laptops with wi-fi compatibility, making it a feasible solution.

Watch the Demo

Watch Grey-box’s founder and CEO, Valentin Kravtchenko, give a quick demonstration of how UNI works, directly on the field in Morroco.

Connect to UNI Anywhere

PORTABLE

Lighter than the average phone

Pre-loaded educational content

Add your own content in seconds

LOW POWER

Low power usage

Cellphone charger, portable battery & solar power friendly

ALL ENVIRONMENTS

Dust and heat resistant

Built for extreme environments

Compatible with local devices, ie. older Android phones and laptops

LONG RANGE

Works on the field

100 metre range connection

Connect up to 10 devices at a time

Pilot Project Pricing

Subsidized pricing is available for NGOs or community organizations who wish to partner with Grey-box to become a field tester. Get in contact below to learn more or become a tester today.

Pilot projects are already underway with Parks Canada (Fred Pellerin’s journey in the Forges-du-Saint-Maurice), with Boîte à Science (MIT’s Scratch and Microsoft’s MakeCode Educational School Kits) and in La Escuela Más Grande del Mundo in schools around rural Mexico.

Deploy UNI Today

Fill out the form below to learn more about becoming a tester and deploying UNI on the field. Let’s make education accessible for everyone, regardless of their socio-economic level or location.

Deploy UNI Today

Fill out the form below to learn more about becoming a tester and deploying UNI on the field. Let’s make education accessible for everyone, regardless of their socio-economic level or location.