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Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 33
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 33 25 February 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 33rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice?
Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice? 16 February 2021 Brindaalakshmi. K for LocNet and GenderIT.org

Brindaalakshmi. K shares her experience of working with community networks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in India and the importance of independent community networks as a support mechanism for gender and sexual minorities.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Inside an African community network
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Inside an African community network 12 February 2021 Internet Society and APC

The fifth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa takes a deep dive inside the operations of an African community network.

Landmark ruling in Mexico allows communities to provide service in areas that the telecoms market does not reach
Landmark ruling in Mexico allows communities to provide service in areas that the telecoms market does not reach 02 February 2021 APCNews

Organisations that help communities build and manage their own low-cost, open-source communications infrastructure are celebrating a landmark victory: exemption from radio spectrum fees.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 32
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 32 29 January 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 32sd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Networks woven with care
Networks woven with care 25 January 2021 Luisa Bagope and Sonaksha Iyengar for GenderIT.org

This beautifully illustrated story is a tale about how two community network women in India and the women around them sustained connectivity while navigating a global pandemic as the country came to a lockdown.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Discussion on sustainable models
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Discussion on sustainable models 18 January 2021 Internet Society and APC

Community networks should consider developing a business model that will guarantee that the network will run with or without outside support from the onset.  This will be the focus of fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, taking place on 27 January.

APC, Rhizomatica and 48percent.org join efforts to support community network responses to COVID-19
APC, Rhizomatica and 48percent.org join efforts to support community network responses to COVID-19 07 January 2021 48percent.org and APCNews

In a partnership with APC and Rhizomatica's LocNet initiative, 48percent.org is supporting five organisations, in Argentina, India, Mexico, Nigeria and Uganda, in their efforts to strengthen community networks and respond to the challenges in the face of COVID-19.

Reimagining the Africa Community Networks Summit during the COVID-19 pandemic
Reimagining the Africa Community Networks Summit during the COVID-19 pandemic 05 January 2021 Josephine Miliza and Carlos Rey-Moreno

At the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, over 200 local connectivity network operators learned ways to bring affordable and reliable connectivity to underserved communities.

Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net
Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net 17 December 2020 Chako Armant for GenderIT.org

GenderIT.org and APC's local access networks project invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centring meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities.

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