Make high speed Internet access affordable for every human within a decade

01. / About

How our model works

Who we are

NetEquity is an infrastructure sharing start-up based in San Francisco, CA. We have developed a globally scalable business model that can build an open access fiber network in every country within a decade.

We plan to deploy fiber along electrical grid infrastructure using a technology that can rapidly deploy fiber at a cost of few dollars per meter. We will pair this technology with a financing structure that treats fiber like a public utility.

Purpose

Level the playing field for human aspiration.

Mission

Make high speed Internet access affordable for every human within a decade.

Strategy

Follow the electrical grid to deploy fiber, finance fiber like a utility and create an open access network.

north star

100% population has access to high speed Internet.

Purpose

Level the playing field for human aspiration.

Mission

Make high speed Internet access affordable for every human within a decade.

north star

100% population has access to high speed Internet.

Strategy

Follow the electrical grid to deploy fiber, finance fiber like a utility and create an open access network.

02. / thesis

Our thesis

Following the electrical grid to deploy fiber, financing fiber like a utility and distributing bandwidth through an open access network can modernize the electrical grid and bridge the digital divide with one investment.

03. / solution

What we do

NetEquity assumes early stage project risk, assembles a feasible deal, deploys a fiber network and ensures open access.

1. Development stage
(~2 Years)
  1. Sign NDA with utility
  2. Obtain grid data
  3. Prepare investor memo
  4. Obtain capital commitments
  5. Win the bid in a competitive tender
2. Financial Close
(~6 mothhs)
  1. Anchor Tenant agreement with utility
  2. Customer agreements
  3. Fiber supply contract
  4. SDN vendor selection
  5. Management onboarding
  6. Debt + Equity Financing
3. Deployment + Testing
(~6 mothhs)
  1. Provide oversight during deployment
  2. Launch user portal
  3. Finalize impact measurement metrics
4. Full Operation
(20 years)
  1. Ensure open access
  2. Maintain network oversight
  3. Create partnerships
  4. Evangelize broadbrand

04. / PARTNERS

Our partners

We have signed an agreement with Facebook that gives us access to world class engineering resources while allowing us to maintain our independence and agility.

The bandwidth marketplace in Ammon, Idaho was built by EntryPoint Networks. We consider the founders of EntryPoint as mission-aligned thought partners who are committed to building open access networks worldwide.

05. / principles

Our principles

The NetEquity financing model treats fiber like a utility and is based on the following 10 principles:

06. / blog

Our thoughts on connectivity

07. / contact

Get in touch

info@netequity.net
255 King Street, San Francisco CA