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Latest posts by Association for Progressive Communications from June, 2018
Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 7
The June 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.
A pathway towards community access: From telecentres to community networks
“Thinking about the future, I believe that if we can articulate these networks in an appropriate way, then we can have a very large network controlled by the people.”
Community networks empower the unconnected to take an active role in defending their right to connectivity
Community networks face two major challenges: achieving community participation and commitment, and circumventing regulatory mechanisms necessary for their implementation.
Telecentres serve as spaces in which communities share new technologies
"The essential element in terms of telecentres is the community.."
South Africa becomes the first country in the region to support community networks
"...in an increasingly centralised ecosystem,... it is often difficult to raise the viability of a radically different model such as the community networks one."
Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 6
The May 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,