Stories from December, 2018
The community network as a connectivity strategy for rural and remote Myanmar
A community wireless network was built in the Siyin Valley for 20 villages in rural Myanmar
Sayada inaugurates the first decentralised, free Wi-Fi community network in Tunisia
The Tunisian coastal town of Sayada enjoys the benefits of their community network – called “MeshSayada” – which covers 70% of the town and provides access to locally hosted content.
TakNet is building last-metre community networks in rural Thailand
TakNet is an experimental project that aims to provide internet connectivity to rural homes in Thailand at affordable rates and acceptable quality.
Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 13
The December 2018 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.
The opportunities and challenges in managing indigenous digital archives
Digital resources provide an opportunity for improved preservation and access to indigenous archival information, but also new challenges when it comes to who has access.
Creating Ecuador's first community network in the aftermath of an earthquake
"Our network exists because we want it to exist; we build it, we maintain it, and we use it – and sometimes we break it... and we get frustrated about it… but mostly it works and we are thankful."
For the first time, a digital security app is available in Aymara thanks to Bolivian language activists
"For us, language is our identity. If we lose our language, we lose our traditions, our culture, our stories, our ancestral knowledge -- we lose everything."
Building community networks for rural First Nations communities in Canada
First Nations are leading community networking initiatives in Canada responding to persistent divides, demonstrating ways that communities drive infrastructure development while retaining ownership and control of networks and services.
Community engagement in community networks in rural Zambia
This is the story of Macha Works, which evolved from a single satellite connection in a village shipping container, to a project that has resulted in community networks across Zambia.
Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 12
The November 2018 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.
Ensuring local ownership for community networks in Pakistan
Unlike the traditional, “top-down” commercial approach, in a community network environment, deployment starts from the end-user or the “last mile”.