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Community Networks: Regulatory issues and gaps – Experiences from India
Community Networks 5 October 2017

Community Networks: Regulatory issues and gaps – Experiences from India

This paper reflects views and opinions of community network providers who are trying to build their own low-cost and...

Connecting the unconnected one village at a time
Community Networks 31 December 2016

Connecting the unconnected one village at a time

Map showing the access points established under the Wireless for Communities (W4C) programme in India.

Experiencing the Internet’s Role in Community Empowerment
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Connecting the World 14 December 2016

Experiencing the Internet’s Role in Community Empowerment

Taking advantage of the fact that Internet Society’s CEO, Kathy Brown, and I were both in India last month,...

Build The Internet: Training Barefoot Network Engineers
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Community Networks 2 December 2016

Build The Internet: Training Barefoot Network Engineers

India is an interesting country when it comes to Internet access. On the one hand, India has the second...

Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 6 Report
Connecting the World 30 November 2016

Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 6 Report

Phase 6: Smart Village Programme Report (December 2015 – November 2016) Selected Tham in Jharkhand and Narayanpet in Telangana...

Access in India and the Digital India promise
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Connecting the World 3 February 2016

Access in India and the Digital India promise

I recently attended the 24th edition of Convergence India, the ICT and Broadcast expo in Delhi.  The theme of...

Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 4 Report
Connecting the World 31 December 2015

Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 4 Report

Phase 4: Wireless Women for Education and Empowerment (2014-2015) Supported 50 women in five communities to create Internet-based social...

Wireless For Communities (W4C) – Best of a breed
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Connecting the World 18 June 2015

Wireless For Communities (W4C) – Best of a breed

It isn’t everyday that I get to sit on a panel to talk about our favourite development project in...

Rural ISPs needed to expand Internet access in India
Connecting the World 29 April 2015

Rural ISPs needed to expand Internet access in India

The Net neutrality debate currently raging in India has brought to light a broader underlying concern: the low—currently below...

4th Wireless for Communities & Open Spectrum Summit Report
Community Networks 28 April 2015

4th Wireless for Communities & Open Spectrum Summit Report

In December 2014, the Internet Society sought to flesh out persisting challenges to rural connectivity, and found that a...

Barefoot & Connected: Socio-behavioural impact of wireless broadband & digital intervention in a village campus
Connecting the World 31 December 2014

Barefoot & Connected: Socio-behavioural impact of wireless broadband & digital intervention in a village campus

The Wireless for Communities (W4C) programme has connected rural and remote locations in as many as 38 districts across 18 states...

Connecting Remote Communities: Wireless for Communities in India
Community Networks 31 December 2014

Connecting Remote Communities: Wireless for Communities in India

This publication documents the experience and lessons from the Wireless for Communities (W4C) programme in India. It includes case studies...

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