As the world enters a phase of recovery from the hardest part of the pandemic, one thing seems clear to everyone: connectivity has become vital to every side of our lives. However, almost 40 percent of the world population still does not have access to what is increasingly touted as a fundamental right. To solve this pressing problem, it is essential to explore alternative solutions, aiming at a more sustainable internet ecosystem. This volume, dedicated to “Community Networks: Towards Sustainable Funding Models”, aims at providing a missing, yet essential perspective to the community network debate: how to fund these initiatives sustainably.
Community networks have emerged as an increasingly powerful means to providing affordable access — particularly for rural communities — and are an important strategy for governments to consider as part of a policy framework […]
This volume is jointly published by the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Internet Society (ISOC). This volume is the result of the 2018 Call for Papers of the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) and is the Official 2018 DC3 Outcome. This […]
This book is the Official 2017 Outcome of the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3). The UN IGF is a global […]
This Declaration was elaborated through a multistakeholder process, between July 2016 and March 2017. This participatory process was initiated and facilitated by the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3). The final comments were consolidated into this version, to which no DC3 member, nor any other subscriber to the […]
Annual report of the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity Over four billion people are currently unconnected to the Internet, including around a billion individuals who do not have access to basic telephony services. Community networks are a subset of crowdsourced networks, structured to be open, free, and neutral. […]