The Cuckoo Compass

Broadband, for good

We take 1% of each bill and use it to help get the internet to places it’s needed most, like conflict zones, natural disaster sites and developing communities. And you choose which project you'd like to support.

The United Nations declared in 2016 that access to the internet is a basic human right. We believe the internet is as important as water, food and energy. In Europe, 87 per cent of households enjoy internet access, while that figure is only 18 per cent in Africa.

There are still far too many people who don’t have access to the internet. Nearly 1.5 billion to be (sort of) precise. And Cuckoo Compass is helping to put that right.

You choose where to help

We ask you where you’d like your 1% to go when you’re signing up.
And you can then review this whenever you want.
Here are the current initiatives to choose from:

Help medical centres

Provide internet to healthcare clinics so that medical workers can communicate with colleagues, get results quickly from testing labs, and access research, training and tools.

Help schools

Provide an internet connection for schools in refugee camps and under-resourced areas, so that children have access to quality education no matter where they are.

It takes about 1,000 cuckoo customers to pay for 1 Big Box (to connect the communities to the internet). So as we continue to grow our flock, we can afford to build more and more boxes – so keep telling your friends!

Our amazing partners

We‘ve partnered with the amazing team at Jangala, a UK-based charity who have pioneered two ingenious products, the Big Box and the Get Box, designed to help get reliable internet connections into conflict zones, disaster sites and developing communities. Like us, they believe that decent internet access should be a human right.

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