In this paper, Leandro Navarro describes a model to develop network infrastructure as common property, governed under the principles of common-pool resources.
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.
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.
AlterMundi member Nico Pace shared an account of his most recent travels related to the expansion of community networks with APC.
"During post-production of Ocean in a Drop I began writing, drawing on my journals and the numerous interviews I’d undertaken, what has turned out to be a my first book, Right to Know – India’s internet avant garde." -Andrew Garton
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.
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...
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...