Help us get more splicers!
The Ukraine is facing a long, protracted struggle. Refugees scattered around the world want nothing more than the chance to connect with the family and friends they’ve left behind — but there’s one thing getting in the way - a safe, reliable internet connection.
In the newly liberated areas of Ukraine, the rapidly retreating troops did everything in their power to disrupt infrastructure and make it nearly impossible for the Ukrainians to rebuild. But they will not be defeated. Right now hundreds of network engineers are working around the clock to restore connectivity to the worst hit regions — enabling thousands to reconnect with their families, allowing businesses to start operating and providing a small semblance of normalcy in a world that was turned upside down by the Russian invasion.
They just need the right tools to do it.
What Network engineers in Ukraine need right now:
Optical Time Domain Reflectometers
How to donate
You can help in three ways. Donate money to the Keep Ukraine Connected campaign and we can bulk purchase these devices and deliver them directly to our contacts in Ukraine through our network of amazing volunteer drivers.
Do you have access to these devices to yourself? You can pay and donate, or if you have spare stock, simply donate the equipment to us. We will do our best to arrange pickup based on geographical location.
If you still want to help but can’t donate directly, our Ukrainian friends are also seeking all sorts of other equipment to support keeping their networks running. You can have a look at the list here, and if something catches your eye you can email us to get access to our database and fill in your potential contributions.
Paypal requires a manual transfer, so there will be a delay in the total accurately reflecting your donation.
When you donate by iDeal, you should be able to see the total increase automatically! Please note — credit card options may not work outside of the Netherlands. Please use PayPal if this happens to you.
If you have leads on people who might be willing to donate quality splicers to our cause, want to offer match funding or have questions, please email us!
Your splicers in action
Many of our splicers has already made it to Ukraine. Here is one in action in the Kharkiv region. However, they need many more if connectivity is to be restored in the now unoccupied regions, most of which are still shelled regularly. You can help Ukrainian Network Operators out by donating to this campaign. As you can probably imagine, fixing delicate fibre connections when you’re surrounded by unstable debris is not easy — let’s make it easier by sending more of the technology they need to make this happen. We will also be spending some of your donations on OTDRs — more technology that allows ISPs to keep the fibre connections up and running.