VIDEO: Alfredo López, from MayFirst/People LInk, on how to run a progressive & collaborative ISP

Alfredo López, founder of APC member May First/People Link (MF/PL), shares his experience running a progressive and collaborative ISP. at OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday at CUNY Graduate Center NYC on May 20, 2013.

May First/People Link - - is a membership-led and driven organization comprised of about 450 organizations and another 400 individuals making for a total of nearly 3,000 people in the organization. It is a politically progressive organization, democratically run, and organized in both the United States and Mexico

Alfred explains

* Why you should care about what type of ISP you have
(Hint: They can see and share your online traffic)

* Why MF/PL was setup as a unique alternative Internet provider.

* How their infra-structure is different than most ISPs (support, server maintenance, and staffing) and why.

* How democracy works in MF/PL and the success and challenges they have had.

* The political challenges they face including lack of diversity in technology.

* How other movements, such as the Climate Change movement, interact and enrich the members of the collective.

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Camera: Jennifer Baek

Video produced by Internet Society New York Chapter.

Webcast support: NYI