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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 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 using free/libre software and low-cost hardware. In March 2016, they decided to join the APC Network . A...

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 communities themselves. In this way, internet access is provided in places where no commercial service is av...

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

Internet beneficiaries in the Andes In 2007-8, APC members from Latin America and partners trained local ICT trainers, community leaders and telecentre operators on the basic principles of setting up wireless internet access in their communities. Three six-day workshops were held (as part of a project known as TRICALCAR) in the Andes, Central American and Southern Cone regions and were designe...

Tricalcar map EN
Tricalcar map EN 12 September 2008

<p>Map of regions covered by Tricalcar project</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 FR
Tricalcar map FR 12 September 2008

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

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

<p>Projects implemented by participants of Tricalcar workshops: <br /> Putzalahua en Los Andes &#8211; Simulating the direction of antennas in the repeater located in Putzalahua en Los Andes (Simulando la direccion de las antenas en el repetidos del Putzalahua en Los Andes)<br /> Project and photos by Paco Olaya Pabón</p>

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>

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)<...

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