Connect to Online Resources, Offline.

Over 50% of the population in Mexico lives offline,
making remote learning out of reach for millions of students.

Many families living in low-income brackets have no formal schooling and are far from accessing digital resources.

We’re here to bridge the digital divide.

Meet UNI,
a portable WiFi hotspot that makes educational resources accessible,

even without internet.

The Digital Divide in Mexico

Much like other places in Latin America, the current digital divide in Mexico is a reflection of the country’s pervasive economic inequality – only 2 out of 10 members of the lowest income bracket have access to reliable internet, making online education difficult for over half of the population.

Marginalized populations in Mexico have been left significantly behind in digitalization, a reality that has only grown more dire in the context of the ongoing pandemic.

According to INEGI, high school students from rural areas obtained the worst results in overall evaluations in 2019. School closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic stand to only widen this educational gap, as nearly half of students don’t have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone with access to internet to continue with their education.

Explore the Benefits of UNI

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 a quick demonstration of how UNI works, directly on the field in Mexico (video in Spanish).

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, i.e. older Android phones and laptops

LONG RANGE

Works in 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.