We are very spoiled when it comes to our Internet connections. We have very reliable power and with all the connection methods from dedicated phone lines or cable, we have no problem getting to the web. But, there are countries around the world where that is not the case. And even here, when there is a natural disaster, we do not necessarily have power or connections to the Internet. So, having a way to get connected when that situation exists is an idea which may soon have a solution for it. It seems that there is funding being sought by a company based in Africa to provide power and an internet connection in remote areas.
The idea is to build a box that contains a battery and a modem to provide access regardless of the situation. Rather than looking like a box, it looks much closer to looking like a brick. And thus the name BRCK has come about. It has a battery which should last 8 hours to provide the necessary power so the included modem can maintain the connection.