Community access networks : how to connect the next billion to the internet - final technical report
The project aimed to understand current telecom regulations which can enhance or deter community networks and other small network operators from delivering affordable access to the Internet. The project included four activity areas: 1) In-depth case studies and analysis, 2) Open telecom data, policy and regulation, 3) Awareness raising and movement building, and 4) Support for existing and emerging initiatives. This detailed report covers multiple project activities regarding the potential of community networks. Due to limitations in national operator broadband models of connectivity, there is increasing interest in exploring alternative strategies for reaching the 4 billion who are unconnected.
Author(s): Rey-Moreno, Carlos, Jensen, Mike, Bidwell, Nicola, Diga, Kathleen, Aavriti, Namita, Song, Stephen, Huerta, Erick, Bloom, Peter