Stories about Community Networks from 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.
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 might otherwise be filled by community networks.
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.