How ChatGPT can improve the lives of Kenyans today!


ChatGPT is a powerful tool that can help make life easier and more convenient for people in Kenya. It is an AI-powered chatbot that can provide instant answers to questions on a wide range of topics. Whether you need help with school work, career advice, or even just want to chat, ChatGPT can assist you.

To use ChatGPT, all you need is an internet connection and a device like a smartphone or a computer. Simply open your web browser and visit the ChatGPT website https://chat.openai.com/. Once there, you can sign up for a new account for FREE and you can type in any question or topic you want to learn more about, and ChatGPT will provide you with instant answers indistinguishable from a human!

Here are some examples of how ChatGPT can be used to make Kenyan lives better:

  1. Education: With ChatGPT, students in Kenya can get instant help with their homework and school projects. Whether it’s math, science, or literature, ChatGPT can provide detailed explanations and examples to help students better understand their subjects.
  2. Career development: ChatGPT can be used to help people in Kenya find the right career path. By answering questions about job requirements, skills, and qualifications, ChatGPT can provide guidance on how to get started in a particular field.
  3. Content Generation: ChatGPT can also be used to generate content! If you need a blog post or ideas for an article you are writing ChatGPT can give you suggestions based on your request, it can write high quality content with very little effort and details!
  4. Customer service: ChatGPT can be used by companies in Kenya to improve their customer service. By providing instant answers to frequently asked questions, ChatGPT can help customers get the support they need, when they need it.
  5. Language learning: ChatGPT can be used to help people in Kenya learn new languages. By providing translations and pronunciation guidance, ChatGPT can make it easier for people to communicate with others from different cultures.

In conclusion, ChatGPT is a powerful tool that can make life easier and more convenient for people in Kenya. Whether it’s for education, career development, mental health, customer service, or language learning, ChatGPT can provide instant answers and support. So why not give it a try and see how it can help you today?

Starlink Kenya vs iNet Africa: What will be the difference and which is better for me?


The African market has been buzzing with the recent entry of Elon Musk’s Starlink into the internet provider space in Kenya, promising unlimited sattelite internet access in the country. Meanwhile, we at iNet Africa has been steadily expanding its presence and offering affordable high-speed internet through fiber-optic technology. We know many of you might be thinking “But which internet provider is the best choice for for my unlimited internet access in Kenya?”

In this article, we will compare Starlink and iNet Africa, explore their pros and cons, and help you make an informed decision.

For those who don’t know alot about starlink, Starlink is a satellite internet service operated by SpaceX, the space exploration company founded by Elon Musk. It uses a constellation of thousands of small satellites in low-Earth orbit to provide high-speed internet access to areas where traditional landline internet is not available or unreliable.

The user receives a Starlink kit that includes a satellite dish, a Wi-Fi router, and power cables. The dish is mounted outside the house, and it communicates with the nearest Starlink satellite to provide internet service to the user.

While at iNet Africa we deliver our services through fixed wireless and fiber optic cables.

Starlink Kenya: Pros and Cons


Starlink offers unlimited high-speed internet access to any place on the planet, as long as the satellite dish has a clear view of the sky. The satellite-based internet service can provide consistent connectivity in areas where other internet providers cannot, making it an excellent choice for those living in remote or rural areas. Starlink’s high-performance kit is suitable for businesses that need reliable internet services to operate. The 30-day trial period allows you to test the service before committing fully.


The initial cost of $599 (Ksh. 81,600) is significantly higher compared to other internet providers in the market. The monthly subscription cost is around $110 (approx Ksh. 14,900) , which is also higher than local providers in Kenya. The service is yet to be launched in Kenya, and regulatory approval is still pending but it is expected to come in at a similar price point.

iNet Africa: Pros and Cons


Lower price: iNet Africa offers affordable high-speed internet through fiber-optic technology and cutting edge wireless technology. The internet provider has been expanding and has a good presence in the popular coastal towns of Malindi, Kilifi and Watamu. Different packages are available for home and business plans, providing flexibility to customers.


The coverage area is limited compared to Starlink’s global service. The internet speed may be affected by infrastructure limitations, such as the quality of copper cables.

Starlink Kenya vs iNet Africa: Who is it better for?

Starlink Kenya is the better choice for those living in remote or rural areas where traditional landline internet is not available. The satellite-based internet service can provide consistent connectivity in areas where other internet providers cannot. Additionally, Starlink’s high-performance kit is suitable for businesses that need reliable internet services to operate.

iNet Africa is a better choice for those living in urban areas with more developed infrastructure. The fiber-optic technology offers high-speed internet that is not affected by distance limitations, making it an excellent choice for those looking for affordable internet packages. You can view our packages here for comparison.


In conclusion, both Starlink Kenya and iNet Africa have their pros and cons, and the better choice depends on your location and internet needs. If you live in a remote area and require reliable unlimited internet services, Starlink Kenya may be the better choice. However, if you live in an urban area and want affordable high-speed internet with a reliable service, iNet Africa is the better choice! If you want to find out more about iNet Africa’s services you can reach us at 0730966666.

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How to keep your children safe online


As a parent in Kenya today, we generally do everything we can to keep our children safe and well. From getting them to “slip, slop, slap”  shape before going out in the sun to being careful when crossing the road.
With 89% of its population online, Kenya has one of the highest levels of internet penetration in the world. Use of internet has increased in the recent years and as a result increasing number of children who now have unsupervised access to the internet. While children can derive great benefit from internet access, it also renders them vulnerable to risk such as:

  • Exposure to fraudulent/illegal practices.
  • Exposure to unsuitable content and potential harassment from third parties.
  • Addictive and compulsive content such as gambling and gaming which may as a result incite young people to aggressiveness and violence.

Thus the need to introduce some ways to protect them from all this. It’s time to introduce some cyber safety know-how to your parental toolkit and here is a few ways how:

1. Talk openly to your child about their online activity.

As soon as your child starts accessing the internet, talk to them about what they are reading, watching and who they are communicating with online. Ensure to keep the conversation going as they grow older.

2. Keep screens and devices where you can see them.

Always monitor your child’s time online, particularly younger children. Keep the computer in a central spot in the home.  An area where it’s easy to keep an eye on what your child is doing and viewing online.

3. Know your parental controls.

Innocent searches online can lead to not-so-innocent results, therefore it’s wise to know how to use the parental controls/search restrictions offered by web browsers and internet service provider. https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/.

4. Know who your children’s online friends are.

As adults, we know that some people online aren’t who they say they are but children and young people can be alarming naïve about who they are chatting. Because of this, we need to teach them to be cyber wise from an early age.

5. Teach your children to protect their privacy and most of all keep their location private.

Most apps, networks and devices have geo-tagging features. These features make your whereabouts public and can lead someone directly to you. These features therefore should be turned off for obvious privacy and safety reasons. https://www.esafety.gov.au/ .

6. Be #SocialNetwork

Talk to your children about how they can stay safe on social networks. Encourage them to talk to a trusted person when they are worried and ensure they are aware of what constitutes online bullying, both as a perpetrator and a victim.

Ultimately, you don’t want to instil fear in your child and prevent them from experiencing the many educational, entertainment and social benefits of the internet but rather give them the skills and knowledge they need to know how to make the most of it and avoid the dangers.

If your child uses social networks, be sure they know how to:

  • Report inappropriate and/or offensive posts.
  • Block someone.
  • Keep information private.

How Do iNet Africa Services Work


Have you ever wondered how your internet gets to your home when you use our service? Or are you considering taking up our services and want to understand how we deliver connectivity. We love curiosity and helping our clients understand more about how we work!

iNet Africa is primarily a Wireless ISP (or WISP as it’s known in the biz). That means we deliver all of our connectivity via wireless radio communication. You can read the differences between wired (nowadays mainly optical fibre) and wireless networks here.

Fig 1

Our distribution system is broken into 3 mains parts:

  • Backhaul/Backbone
  • Towers & Access Points
  • Customer Premise Equipment (CPE)
BACKHAUL/BACKBONEFiber optic cables

The backbone or backhaul of any network is the main source of the internet to our distribution sites or base stations, Seen in the picture above as the link between the internet and our Tower. This is an optical fibre cable that connects all of our base stations to our main offices in Malindi and Watamu and then goes all the way to Mombasa, where it is now routed out to the global internet via undersea optical fibre cables that travel thousands of kilometres on the sea-bed. These optical cables are able to carry up-to 10Gbps of data all the way from Malindi to Mombasa and back to Malindi at only 3 milliseconds (this is called the latency, how long it takes for a packet, fancy word for a piece of data to travel between two internet devices).

To provide the level of reliability that our customers have now gotten accustomed to we have multiple fibres that enter Malindi and Watamu on different pathways to ensure we always have at-least one link online if the other gets damaged or cut.



The wired connection is converted to a wireless signal at our towers using access points.

These are radio’s that take in a wired connection and output a signal in the 5Ghz frequency that is conducted out to the air by a connected antenna into electromagnetic waves, which can be received by other antennas and converted back to wired signals. These radio waves are not harmful to humans at all, high frequencies are ionising, at 5Ghz these signal’s are less harmful than the light that comes out of your light bulbs at home.

The access points are placed on tall towers to provide maximum coverage, due to the nature of the 5Ghz wave we need to have a line of sight between the access points and receiver, meaning the signal can be blocked by tree’s and buildings and being high enough allows us to avoid such obstacles. Malindi and Watamu are quite a flat terrain which allow’s us to have a good coverage using only a few base stations.



Signal’s are converted to electromagnetic waves by the antennas, these can be converted back to electricity when they come into contact with another antenna, and the level of that power received is called the signal strength. We mount radio’s with integrated antennas on to the customer’s premises on to a pole upto 20 feet high, the height depends on height of

the building and tree coverage near by. The device is pointed toward the nearest base station and carefully aligned to get the best receive signal. If you already have a connection with us in

Malindi these are the dishes we put on your roof or the flat rectangular receiver on the poles in Watamu. This device converts the received signal back to electrical signals and passes it down to

your router which reconverts it back to WiFi which your devices are able to connect to and access the internet. The setup that we would do at your premise can be seen above in Fig 1 show’s a typical setup in your home. Sometimes we require 2 routers to ensure the WiFi signal has coverage in larger homes.


If you have any questions about anything above please call us on 0741216568 or shoot us an email at services@inet.africa

5 Ways To Speed Up Your Internet Connection


You’ve decided to take the fastest plan offered by your internet service provider. The latest episode of your favorite show has just dropped on Netflix and the smell of popcorn is still fresh in the air. Yet, you sit there watching the dreaded buffering spinner…We have all been here and can probably relate to how frustrating this can be. Assuming your internet provider is providing you what they promised, we have compiled the below tips and tricks that you can try to get your link to its maximum potential!

1. Change Your DNS Provider

DNS or domain name system is the internet’s phone book, our devices use DNS servers to translate human-readable address to computer-readable IP addresses. Which DNS server you use will impact both your speeds and even your browsing security. Internet service providers in Kenya sometimes configure their own DNS servers to collect information on service usage, luckily we can change this.


We recommend using Googles DNS servers (Primary:, Secondary:, given the reliability and scale of Google we have found their servers providing the fastest response and reliability in Kenya, please follow this tutorial to configure your device specific DNS.

To learn more about DNS watch this video

2. Restart You Router

If you have ever worked in tech support you know the magic of restarting the device can perform. The way the router works can sometimes lead to caches filling up or errors affecting the performance of your wireless home network. A reboot can be surprisingly effective. We recommend restarting your equipment at least once a week.





3. Move Closer to Your Router

Distance to your Wifi router can significantly impact the speeds and performance of your devices internet connection. The signal radiated by the routers is affected differently by different materials. So there is no hard and fast rule on the distance I can give you but use the number of bars on your devices wifi icon as a guide. Less than full bars means the connection’s max limit has been reduced significantly, for most uses other than HD video conferencing or online gaming, 3 of 4 bars is sufficient.

4. Clear Your Browser Cache

To try to speed up your browsing experience browsers keep a temporary copy of downloaded images and resources from websites your visit, it will use these from “cache” instead of redownloading the content when you revisit the website. Made to help speed up your experience, sometimes these caches can become so big that they do the exact opposite and need to be manually cleared. The process to do this varies from browser to browser, below is applicable to the chrome browser:

  • Click the three dots menu at the top right corner of Chrome
  • Select “settings” from the drop-down menu
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “advanced”
  • Click “clear browsing data”
  • A pop-up window will open with four options that are safe to clear: “browsing history,” “download history,” “cookies and other site data” and “cached images and files.” All are selected by default.
  • Click “Clear Data”
5. Use Ethernet

Wifi is a great convenience but due to obstacles or background noise (other wifi devices talking), it is a lot less efficient than ethernet. If your internet connection is fast yet your smart tv seems to buffer or you are having a large amount of lag while gaming, we recommend trying to connect the device to the router directly over ethernet.