AlterMundi

Expanding community networks: Around the world with AlterMundi
Expanding community networks: Around the world with AlterMundi 24 January 2018 Nico Pace, AlterMundi

One year ago, our members’ network was joined by AlterMundi, an Argentina-based NGO that strives to promote a new paradigm based on freedom gained through peer-to-peer collaboration. AlterMundi explores different forms of such collaboration from a technological perspective and with an emphasis on wireless community networks in small towns and rural areas. Through projects such as LibreMesh and LibreRouter, they contribute to a model based on accessible technologies that can be used by ...

APC members in 2016: Scale-up grant will enhance connectivity geared to needs of communities
APC members in 2016: Scale-up grant will enhance connectivity geared to needs of communities 25 October 2017 AlterMundi

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on access. AlterMundi‘s most significant achievement in 2016 was obtaining a scale-up grant from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) for the LibreRouter project. The project was proposed for consideration in Latin America, Africa and Asia, and won grants in both Latin America, through FRIDA, and Africa, through the Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE...

AlterMundi, APC's new member in Argentina: "Let's talk about extending the internet infrastructure"
AlterMundi, APC's new member in Argentina: "Let's talk about extending the internet infrastructure" 26 May 2016 Leila Nachawati Rego

AlterMundi in action in Córdoba, Argentina. Photos: AlterMundi AlterMundi is, in the words of its members, “a network of activists, working with people with no knowledge of networks or information technology so that they can construct and maintain their own communications systems.” In other words, a group of Argentinians taking the internet to small towns and villages in their country usin...

AlterMundi: “Community networks embody the original spirit of the internet”
AlterMundi: “Community networks embody the original spirit of the internet” 23 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

AlterMundi in action in Córdoba, Argentina. Photos: AlterMundi A group of Argentinians is taking the internet to small towns and villages in their country using free/libre software and low-cost hardware. They are creating decentralised wireless networks using Wi-Fi routers and firmware that makes it possible to regulate how networks function. These networks are then maintained by the communit...

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