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Stories about Community Networks

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.

Ensuring local ownership for community networks in Pakistan

Unlike the traditional, “top-down” commercial approach, in a community network environment, deployment starts from the end-user or the “last mile”.

28 November 2018

Triumphing over distance and time: the case of Wireless Ghana

Wireless Ghana is an organization that responds to communites' requests for internet connectivity to help them break their isolation.

26 November 2018

Women creating socially sustainable wireless community networks in India

The Digital Empowerment Foundation in India is training women “barefoot engineers” to provide opportunities for women to feel empowered to act in a field that they were previously restricted from...

30 October 2018

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 11

The October 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.

28 September 2018

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 10

The September 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.

30 August 2018

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 9

The August 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.

27 July 2018

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 8

The July 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.

29 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.

20 June 2018

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."

3 June 2018

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,

30 April 2018

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 5

The April 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,

20 April 2018

Helping Community Radio Stations in Mexico Better Prepare for Emergency Situations

A new guide is designed to help community and indigenous media outlets in Mexico better prepare for emergency situations when their services to their listeners are needed most.