What is Arc?
Arc is a peer-to-peer Content Delivery Network (CDN) that pays websites for contributing bandwidth.
Add Arc's widget to your website with one
<script> tag. While users browse your site, Arc unites a little of their spare device bandwidth into a worldwide, browser-based CDN and you get paid for the bandwidth they share. And, if you use Arc's CDN, you get a faster site for less money.
Sites with Arc load faster because their content is fetched from people's devices near you instead of from data centers far away. In return, Arc lets your device share content with others.
Delivering video, audio, and other data on centralized networks is expensive and inefficient. Instead of building wasteful new data centers, it's more responsible to use what we already have. Almost everybody has spare bandwidth. Arc creates value by unlocking this under-utilized resource.
Want a faster website? Add Arc to your website with one line of code.→
Arc helps websites make money without ads
Until now, most websites have sustained themselves by showing you ads and compromising your privacy. We believe there’s a better way.
Arc is a powerful Content Delivery Network (CDN) built with the unused bandwidth of everyday people. Instead of ads, Arc lets you safely support the websites you love by sharing a bit of your unused bandwidth. Just by visiting a website with Arc, you contribute to a faster internet with fewer ads.
Arc respects your privacy and performance
No one wants their personal data surreptitiously collected or sold. With Arc, your privacy is preserved. No software is installed, no private data is captured, and your personal files remain inaccessible.
To calculate website earnings, Arc monitors how long your device stays on each Arc-powered site. Beyond that, Arc has no access to, or interest in, any personal information, files, or browsing history.
Your browsing experience is always prioritized. To ensure performance, devices only join Arc's network while visiting a website with Arc's widget and when connected to Wi-Fi. There's no impact on download speeds nor any lingering background activity once you leave that site with Arc.
You’re informed and in control
We believe in transparency. Whenever you're on a site with Arc, you’ll see Arc's logo on your screen, with links to learn more.
We respect your preferences. You have the option to disable Arc at any time by tapping Arc's logo and opting out.
Arc works seamlessly in the background
Websites add Arc's widget and earn revenue while you browse their site. While millions of users browse Arc-powered websites, a little spare bandwidth from each their devices is responsibly united into a powerful Content Delivery Network (CDN).
Some Arc-powered websites pay to have more of their content delivered across this community-powered CDN, increasing availability and boosting performance. These proceeds are divided among all Arc-powered websites in proportion to the time users spend on each site.
Arc is founded on respect, fairness, and reciprocity
Everyone gives a little and gets something in return.
Arc offers organizations a new way to support themselves
Schools, churches, and relief agencies can fundraise by encouraging patrons to leave their browsers open on their websites. Fans can support artists, makers, and creators while enjoying their content online. Businesses can monetize office PCs by parking their office browsers on the company's homepage overnight.
Crowdfunding your favorite organizations and causes becomes as easy as leaving your browser open on their website. Arc is a safe, easy, and responsible way to share your bandwidth and support the websites you love.
Want to support yourself without ads? Add Arc to your website.→
How Arc works:
Arc creates a communal, distributed CDN with the latest HTML5 APIs — WebRTC to connect browsers, ServiceWorker to fulfill requests, IndexedDB to cache data, and WebCrypto to do it all securely. And it never impacts the user experience. Ever. Arc uses only a small portion of spare bandwidth, imperceptible CPU, 300MB of browser cache, and only runs when a device is connected to Wi-Fi. Cellular bandwidth is never used.
Monetizing your website with Arc is free. If you also want to accelerate your site with Arc's faster, lower-cost CDN, see Arc's available CDN pricing plans below. No additional integration is necessary to use Arc's CDN.
Your earnings are paid out via PayPal.
See Arc's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)!
At Arc, we wake up every day to build a new, sustainable economic model for the web.
We believe a small, tenacious team can outrun, outmaneuver, and outperform lumbering giants. We live it. To build that team, we're looking for non-obvious performers with diverse backgrounds. In short, we're looking for people with grit that get things done and want to be pivotal in an ascendant startup.
We're a remote-first team headquartered in idyllic Palo Alto, California, five minutes from Stanford, and have raised from top tier investors, including Mozilla, Stanford StartX, Neo, and Leadout. Compensation, salary and equity, is top market rate.
We're always looking for relentless minds -- for both engineering and other roles. Interested? Please email us at [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.
Full Stack Software Engineer - Remote
We're growing, fast, and looking for full stack software engineers to help us build the world's largest distributed network. You'll design peer-to-peer protocols, push browsers to their limits, deploy infrastructure globally, and ship software, every day, used by millions.
That's it. Really. We don't care, for example, where or even if you went to school.
Don't see the right opening for you above? Email us at [email protected]. We'd love to hear from you.
Arc is an equal opportunity employer. We covet diversity and inclusiveness. We do not discriminate on race, religion, color, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.
Questions or comments? Say hi! 👋 We'd love to hear from you.
Email: [email protected]