The Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity(DC3) is a multistakeholder group dedicated to promoting the discussion on community networks (CN). DC3 furthers analysis of how CNs may help create sustainable Internet connectivity while empowering Internet users.
Over four billion people may remain unconnected to the Internet, including approximately one billion who do not have access to basic telephony services. Most people in rural and economically disadvantaged areas are unlikely to realise the benefits of connectivity in the near term. Rural communities and slum dwellers represent almost 60% of the worldwide population and, to date, traditional Internet access models have failed to provide coverage to such populations.
The Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3)
The need for a Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) emerged during the IGF workshop 223 “Community Networks: a Revolutionary Paradigm”, held in João Pessoa, during the 10th IGF. Workshop participants agreed on ...