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Association for Progressive Communications

APC’s mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.

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24 February 2019

How the cooperative model might serve an organisational model for community networks in Costa Rica and beyond

The community-run electric cooperative model used to develop community-run electricity services in Costa Rica is a possible business model for community networks in Latin America.

22 February 2019

Where community networks may not go: E-commerce claims to bridge the rural-urban gap in China

China’s governance model forbids significant options for community networks outside the purview of the state. Thus state telecoms operators and state-supported e‑commerce companies have co-opted (or fenced off) niches that...

5 February 2019

Why are there no community networks in the Seychelles?

Could community networks be helpful for the 40% or so of the population of the Seychelles with no ready access to the internet and the wealth of information available there?

3 February 2019

Building resilience with community technology across the United States

Some community networks in the US have achieved a sustainable operating scale and model, and have provided a critical long-time service for their communities.

31 January 2019

Recognizing the challenges in the use of spectrum for rural community networks in Colombia

For Colombia it is particularly relevant to have access to community networks since they can contribute to the implementation of the Peace Agreement and to the social and human development...

28 January 2019

Connecting the villages of the Suusamyr Valley in Kyrgyzstan

The Internet Society (ISOC) Kyrgyzstan Chapter is setting up a community network in the village of Suusamyr in Chui, the northernmost region in Kyrgyzstan.

25 January 2019

TS Wireless: The rise and stumble of a community network for electronic music makers in Melbourne

Back in 2002, TS Wireless in Melbourne, Australia streamed royalty-free music produced by local artists 24 hours a day to anyone within a three-kilometre radius, but it wasn't without its...

20 January 2019

Exploring models of sustainability for rural connectivity in Indian villages

The Gram Marg rural broadband project aims to connect rural villages focusing on local ownership so that local and regional needs will be prioritised.

16 January 2019

Connecting the unconnected in Kenya’s urban slums

The TunapandaNET community network was started in Kibera to provide connectivity to youth to access different learning platforms.

14 January 2019

The Azacualpa community network in Honduras: Empowering the Lenca people through technology

The rural Lenca community of Azacualpa in Honduras has set up a community network to provide new opportunities for access to information and to help revitalize their native language.

11 January 2019

Creating autonomous community networks in the Brazilian Amazon

To understand how high-frequency radio community networks were developed in the Brazilian Amazon, it is important to reflect on the geographic characteristics and historical and socioeconomic background of Brazilian Extractive...

9 January 2019

Deploying community cellular networks in rural barangays in the Philippines

Community cellular networks can now be found in many rural barangays, the smallest administrative units of Aurora Province in the Philippines.

7 January 2019

Challenging inequality in post-apartheid South Africa: A bottom-up, community-led business model for connectivity

Zenzeleni shows how economically marginalised communities that otherwise depend on government grants and remittances can, through a community network, both access and own high value services in South Africa.