Stories from December, 2018
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.
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.
"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...
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."
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.
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.
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.
Unlike the traditional, “top-down” commercial approach, in a community network environment, deployment starts from the end-user or the “last mile”.