Steve Song

Challenging telecommunications policy

So, what's the big idea?

Steve provides thought leadership on, and practical implementations of, access to communications infrastructure and its impact on social and economic innovation and growth.

Steve founded the Village Telco project - an initiative to build low-cost community telephone network hardware and software that can be set up in minutes anywhere in the world. No mobile phone towers or land lines are required. The Village Telco uses the latest Open Source telephony software and low cost wireless mesh networking technology to deliver affordable telephony anywhere.

Steve Song's flash grant nominations

Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.

Leandro Ucciferri
Peter Bloom
Carlos Rey Moreno