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Stories about Access

29 August 2019

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 21

The August 2019 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.

8 July 2019

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 19

The June 2019 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.

23 April 2019

“We can't just sit back and wait…”

A gender perspective was strongly emphasised in the creation of the community networks, with women from the communities actively involved from the very beginning.

1 April 2019

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 16

The March 2019 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.

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.

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...

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...