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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Community cellular networks can now be found in many rural barangays, the smallest administrative units of Aurora Province in the Philippines.
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.
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.
A community wireless network was built in the Siyin Valley for 20 villages in rural Myanmar
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 an experimental project that aims to provide internet connectivity to rural homes in Thailand at affordable rates and acceptable quality.
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.
"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."
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”.
Wireless Ghana is an organization that responds to communites' requests for internet connectivity to help them break their isolation.