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Low-cost, community-based communications network towers: One of many reasons to love bamboo
Low-cost, community-based communications network towers: One of many reasons to love bamboo 30 October 2020 Carmen Ferri

APC’s local access and community networks team hosted a webinar called “We ♥ Bamboo: How to grow and construct your own bamboo masts for extending rural connectivity – sharing experiences”. The aim of the webinar was to offer guidance to those who would like to build bamboo community network towers or further develop their work in this area.

Comments from civil society organisations and academia to the Ethiopian Communications Authority on the Universal Access and Service Framework and Universal Access Fund Regulation
Comments from civil society organisations and academia to the Ethiopian Communications Authority on the Universal Access and Service Framework and Universal Access Fund Regulation 30 October 2020 Various

This joint submission was made in response to an invitation by the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) for interested stakeholders to submit their comments on a number of draft telecommunications-related directives and policies.

Community networks and COVID-19 in the Americas region
Community networks and COVID-19 in the Americas region 16 October 2020 REDES A.C. in collaboration with APC

This article presents a compilation of responses from community networks in the face of COVID-19 based on a dialogue organised by APC, as well as articles published by community networks in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, the United States and Mexico.

Community Networks Stories: Sharing the vision and importance of the network, to improve and strengthen people’s lives
Community Networks Stories: Sharing the vision and importance of the network, to improve and strengthen people’s lives 15 July 2020 Nontsokolo Sigcau for Zenzeleni

Nontsokolo Sigcau, better known by those around her as Mama Sigcau, is one of the pillars in the community of Mankosi as well as one of the original Zenzeleni Mankosi Cooperative directors, and has been involved in the network through its multiple phases over the last seven years.

Comments on the draft 2020-2024 spectrum policy in Colombia
Comments on the draft 2020-2024 spectrum policy in Colombia 02 July 2020 Colnodo

Most of the spectrum sharing to date has focused on TV white spaces, and extending it to the IMT bands, those used for mobile broadband, and hence being able to reach users' handsets, is a major advance in the advocacy work that Colnodo has been leading in Colombia for this to happen.

Community Networks Stories: ComunicArte gathering in Colombia fosters mutual learning among peers
Community Networks Stories: ComunicArte gathering in Colombia fosters mutual learning among peers 01 July 2020 Colnodo

The five-day event combined workshops in Popayán, where representatives of community networks from throughout the region shared experiences and knowledge with the others, and a day-trip visit to the RedINC community network in the municipality of Buenos Aires, Cauca.

Joint submission to the Ethiopian Communications Authority on draft telecommunications licensing regulations
Joint submission to the Ethiopian Communications Authority on draft telecommunications licensing regulations 30 June 2020 Various

On 17 June 2020, APC collaborated with other organisations to submit a contribution to the draft Telecommunications Licensing Directive No. 1/2020. In the contribution, we recommend the Ethiopian Communications Authority consider international recommendations, as well as best practices in other countries both regionally and globally.

Community Networks Stories: Knowledge and experience sharing among networks brings the spirit of teamwork and the power of collaboration
Community Networks Stories: Knowledge and experience sharing among networks brings the spirit of teamwork and the power of collaboration 26 June 2020 ASORCOM

Alternative Solutions for Rural Communities (ASORCOM) in Myanmar believes that building a community network is not just about internet connectivity, but also working with the community, building trust, providing support and sharing skills for their sustainable development.

Community Networks Stories: When internet access goes beyond service provision to become a community-managed common good
Community Networks Stories: When internet access goes beyond service provision to become a community-managed common good 24 June 2020 IBEBrasil

It’s sometimes difficult to see changes in the short term, but it is undeniable that internet access as a common good made a big difference in these Brazilian communities who have control over their own infrastructure.

Community Networks Stories: Facilitating technical learning and livelihood opportunities for young men and women on a remote island in the DRC
Community Networks Stories: Facilitating technical learning and livelihood opportunities for young men and women on a remote island in the DRC 18 June 2020 Ensemble Pour la Différence

By employing and training three technologists on Idjwi to take on a more active role in the management and technical development of the network, Ensemble was able to bolster community ownership of the network and enhance the skills, expertise and quality of life of this group of young people.

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