Project Link Google

A better way to connect

Project Link builds metro fiber and Wi-Fi networks to help local providers connect more people to the Internet and each other.

Faster, more reliable access

Of the over 7 billion people in the world, fewer than half are connected to the Internet. And for many who are online, inadequate or nonexistent infrastructure offers slow and unreliable connections.

A map showing the location of Kampala
Broadband access to the Internet is still unavailable in many places in Africa. We are working to change that with Project Link.

Google launched Project Link to bring faster, more reliable Internet to the people and places that need it. We first built a metro fiber network in the city of Kampala, Uganda, a dense urban center that was limited to pre-broadband speeds. Since then, we have expanded Project Link to Ghana, where we expect to build over 1,000 kilometers of fiber in Accra, Tema and Kumasi.

In Uganda, we also offer wholesale last-mile Wi-Fi access. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) can leverage our network to bring high-quality Wi-Fi to homeowners, small businesses and mobile users on-the-go. We continue to explore opportunities for expanding Project Link Wi-Fi networks to future markets.

A map showing the location of Kampala
Broadband access to the Internet is still unavailable in many places in Africa. We are working to change that with Project Link.

A lightspeed network

Project Link enables ISPs and MNOs to provide high-quality broadband at lower costs through shared infrastructure such as metro fiber and Wi-Fi networks. Our shared infrastructure model means we work alongside our customers, building networks they can leverage to provide better services to end users.

A fiber optic grid map of Kampala
Metro fiber in Kampala, 1 of 2 areas we are serving in Uganda

We have seen how connecting Kampala to existing long-distance fiber lines has helped to provide the city with a foundation for growth and help more people get online. We are excited to see similar growth in Ghana.

A fiber optic grid map of Accra
Metro fiber in Accra, 1 of 3 cities where we are deploying in Ghana
A fiber optic grid map of Kampala
Metro fiber in Kampala, 1 of 2 metro areas we are serving in Uganda
A fiber optic grid map of Accra
Metro fiber in Accra, 1 of 3 metro areas where we are deploying in Ghana

The people of Kampala

See what the students, doctors and musicians of Kampala have to say about what’s possible with reliable Internet.

The potential

Project Link is about unleashing what's possible when cities like Kampala and Accra are better-connected. Networks with greatly expanded capacity support local providers in building a stronger web in Africa and around the world.

If you are a licensed ISP or Operator, or a government official interested in partnering with Project Link in your country, send us an email at partnerwithlink@google.com

If you are interested in receiving Project Link-powered Internet through one of our partners, please fill out this form.

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