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A Pilot Community Network in Pakistan: Online Supplementary Education and its Impact
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Community Networks 14 September 2018

A Pilot Community Network in Pakistan: Online Supplementary Education and its Impact

The Internet Society, in partnership with COMSATS Internet Services, has since December 2015 been implementing a pilot initiative in...

Policy Brief: Spectrum Approaches for Community Networks
Community Networks 10 October 2017

Policy Brief: Spectrum Approaches for Community Networks

Introduction The Internet Society’s goal is to make the Internet available for everyone, everywhere. 1 The Internet currently reaches...

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.

Wireless for communities in India: an overview
Community Networks 31 December 2016

Wireless for communities in India: an overview

This brochure gives an overview of 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,...

The Fight For Telephony
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Community Networks 9 December 2016

The Fight For Telephony

When I first moved to Mexico, I started working with a really cool organization called Palabra Radio, which is...

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...

How You Can Help Connect The Planet
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Community Projects 29 June 2016

How You Can Help Connect The Planet

Be it high into the Himalayas, deep into the country side of India or the hills of Mexico, incredible...

Wireless for Communities in Nepal: Status Report – May 2016
Connecting the World 31 May 2016

Wireless for Communities in Nepal: Status Report – May 2016

The W4C programme in Nepal was launched in the aftermath of the Gorkha Earthquake in April 2015, in partnership with the Nepal...

Connecting the unconnected: Experience from the First Phase of our W4C Project in Pakistan
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Connecting the World 12 February 2016

Connecting the unconnected: Experience from the First Phase of our W4C Project in Pakistan

Coming from the urban part of Pakistan, the Internet is nothing new for me and not as novel anymore,...

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