Stories about Community Networks from January, 2019
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 in regions traditionally neglected by governments.
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 challenges.
The Gram Marg rural broadband project aims to connect rural villages focusing on local ownership so that local and regional needs will be prioritised.
The TunapandaNET community network was started in Kibera to provide connectivity to youth to access different learning platforms.
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.
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 Reserves.
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.