community networks

Written submission by Zenzeleni Networks, APC and the University of Western Cape on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill in South Africa
Written submission by Zenzeleni Networks, APC and the University of Western Cape on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill in South Africa 20 February 2018 Zenzeleni Networks, APC and University of Western Cape

This submission is premised on the practical experience of Zenzeleni Networks, which has demonstrated an alternative model to address the universal access and service gap, in rural South Africa in particular.

Joint comments to the Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s Consultation on the Technical and Policy Framework for White Space Devices in Canada
Joint comments to the Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s Consultation on the Technical and Policy Framework for White Space Devices in Canada 16 February 2018 APC and Internet Society

In this joint submission, APC and the Internet Society propose community network operators as a viable solution to reduce the disparity in broadband internet access affecting Canadians, predominantly from rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.

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

AlterMundi member Nico Pace shared an account of his most recent travels related to the expansion of community networks with APC.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 2
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 2 13 January 2018

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

Disrupting gender-power dynamics through community networks
Disrupting gender-power dynamics through community networks 23 December 2017 Angela M. Kuga Thas, EMPOWER

As an organisation that has worked with the Orang Asli indigenous women in peninsular Malaysia since 2013, one of the biggest challenges we have faced as EMPOWER is how best to integrate the work on the right to information and access to ICTs with the most pressing of issues: native land rights.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 1
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 1 13 December 2017

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

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2017
APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2017 12 December 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 12th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 to 21 December 2017. This page is your go-to resource, compiling all the events hosted and co-organised by APC and its members, and other relevant documents.

Community networks: The internet by the people, for the people
Community networks: The internet by the people, for the people 09 December 2017 Various

This book reflects many of the ideas discussed by the members of the Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, between 2016 and 2017.

Leveraging community networks to remedy exclusions in internet governance
Leveraging community networks to remedy exclusions in internet governance 02 December 2017 Alan Finlay, Mike Jensen, Roxana Bassi (APC) and Leandro Navarro (Pangea)

In the 2017 GISWatch edition, several country reports draw attention to the absence of participation by the underserved and unconnected in their national internet governance processes. Community networks can be credible local stakeholders to include in national and regional deliberations on internet governance, and may even be critical stakeholders to consider, as they are a...

Community Networks: Regulatory issues and gaps – Experiences from India
Community Networks: Regulatory issues and gaps – Experiences from India 15 October 2017 Ritu Srivastava

The emergence of a global “information society” is driven by the continuing development of converging telecommunications, multimedia broadcasting, and information technologies linked together by the internet. The flow of information facilitated by the internet strengthens democratic processes, stimulates economic growth, and allows for cross-fertilisation of knowledge exchange and creativit...

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