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Stories about Access

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.

12 December 2018

Creating Ecuador's first community network in the aftermath of an earthquake

"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...

10 December 2018

Building community networks for rural First Nations communities in Canada

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.

7 December 2018

Community engagement in community networks in rural Zambia

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.

5 December 2018

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 12

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.