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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 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 March 2016, they decided to join the APC network.

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

They are called AlterMundi and describe themselves as a “network of activists, working with people with no knowledge of networks or information technology.” This year they won the 2015 award in the “Devices, Infrastructure and Technologies: Acceleration and expansion of access” category from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA).    

Andean schoolchildren and indigenous communities go online thanks to innovative training
Andean schoolchildren and indigenous communities go online thanks to innovative training 26 October 2008 KAH and KN

Last year APC and partners trained local technicians, community leaders and telecentre operators from the Andes on the basic principles of setting up wireless internet access in their communities. Now the participants report on the impact once they went back home.

Tricalcar map FR
Tricalcar map FR 12 September 2008

<p>Map of regions covered by Tricalcar project &#8211; FR</p>

Mapa de regiones de Tricalcar
Mapa de regiones de Tricalcar 12 September 2008

<p>Map of regions covered by Tricalcar project &#8211; Spanish</p>

Tricalcar map EN
Tricalcar map EN 12 September 2008

<p>Map of regions covered by Tricalcar project</p>

Tricalcar in Bolivia. Photo: Freddy Bohorquez
Tricalcar in Bolivia. Photo: Freddy Bohorquez 31 July 2008

<p>Wireless connections set up in Bolivia are being used by indigenous communities to use internet for making long-distance phone calls and consulting local educational portals.</p>

TRICALCAR logo
TRICALCAR logo 23 July 2008

Wireless project in Cususbamba / Tricalcar
Wireless project in Cususbamba / Tricalcar 21 May 2008

<p>Projects implemented by participants of Tricalcar workshops: <br /> Cususbamba community, Ecuador &#8211; The president of the community Cususbamba communicates via VoIP telephone with other community presidents from Andean region (El presidente de la Comunidad de Cususbamba comunicandose via telefonia IP, con otros presidentes de comunidades en otros lugares de los Andes)<...

Wireless project in Chambapongo / Tricalcar
Wireless project in Chambapongo / Tricalcar 21 May 2008

<p>Projects implemented by participants of Tricalcar workshops: <br /> Community Chambapongo, Andes of Ecuador &#8211; Installation of wireless repeater in the community Chambapongo. (Comunidad Chambapongo, Andes de Ecuador, Instalacion de un repetidor inalámbrico en la comunidad de Chambapongo)<br /> Project and photos by Paco Olaya Pabón</p>