The DC3 participants foster joint efforts aimed at:
- Making Community Networks (CN) visible to policy makers so they can be properly considered as an actor in the telecommunications ecosystem.
- Identifying good open-access resources that may be useful to communicate to non-techies what CN are and how they work;
- Mapping existing CN and try to foster communication amongst them, promoting strategies to achieve common goals;
- Identifying models of CN (e.g. rural CN, urban CN, etc.) and best practices that can make them particularly efficient and resilient both from a technical and organizational perspective;
- Identifying best practices and worst practices as regards national and international policies that facilitate or hinder the deployment of community networks.
- Consolidating and publishing these ideas into some ‘Community Network Guidelines/Best practices’ to be presented at the next IGF and divulgated on the future DC3 website.
- Supporting CN gatherings and hands-on work meetings at a regional and global level.
- Addressing common technology development needs, from identifying technological bottlenecks to helping find the resources needed to solve them in a manner that will be beneficial to the sector as a whole.
- Developing a framework for easy access to promote the deployment of CN in remote areas.