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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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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.

3 January 2019

How the rural Greek village of Sarantaporo turned to community networks to provide much needed connectivity

When the rural village of Sarantaporo in Greece had no internet access, they turned to community networks to provide this lifeline to access valuable information.

31 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

28 December 2018

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.

26 December 2018

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.

21 December 2018

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.