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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.

8 January 2019

Offline-Pedia converts old televisions into Wikipedia readers

Students and faculty from Yachay Tech University in rural Ecuador have figured out a way to give discarded CRT TV screens a second life by using Kiwix to create an...

7 January 2019

Presenting the Whose Knowledge? resource: Our stories, our knowledges

The resource “Decolonizing Our Stories and Knowledges” produced by Whose Knowledge? gives background into some of the struggles faced while building more plural representations of the world’s knowledges online.

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.

4 January 2019

How preserving folktales and legends help raise environment awareness in the Mekong

"By means of stories, the communities search for ways to accommodate and/or resist changes that are taking place in the Mekong river basin."

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.

2 January 2019

Native artist from the Ramapough Lenape Nation exposes erased histories

Ótaes' artwork “centers around discussing injustices the Indigenous community faces and exposing erased or manipulated history in the Midwest and Appalachian region."

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...

11 December 2018

For the first time, a digital security app is available in Aymara thanks to Bolivian language activists

"For us, language is our identity. If we lose our language, we lose our traditions, our culture, our stories, our ancestral knowledge -- we lose everything."