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Stories about Community Networks

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 26

The June 2020 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.

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 24

The December 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.

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 23

The October 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.

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 22

The September 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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

Where community networks may not go: E-commerce claims to bridge the rural-urban gap in China

China’s governance model forbids significant options for community networks outside the purview of the state. Thus state telecoms operators and state-supported e‑commerce companies have co-opted (or fenced off) niches that...

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?

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.

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...