Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter

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If you are interested in keeping up to date with news and information around community networks and local access, we invite you to subscribe to the local access newsletter that the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) sends out once a month.

The purpose of this newsletter is to provide monthly updates on news and reports, calls for grants, fellowships and awards, and information on events around community networks and local access. 

There are a great many news items and reports about innovations in low-cost communication technologies, locally owned and managed communication infrastructure systems, case studies on community networks in the global South, updates on regulatory changes (at the global, national and sub-national levels), announcements of funding opportunities, calls for events, and so on, that are shared in different mailing lists, Twitter feeds and other channels. Our aim is to crowdsource this information and bring it all together in one place on a monthly basis, so that we can share it with everyone who wants to stay up to date on this increasingly critical topic.

We believe that a better informed community of practitioners could make a significant contribution to the implementation and operation of more resilient locally owned telecommunications infrastructure.

This newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” carried out by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática, with support from Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in 2017/2018 and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in 2019.

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