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Unleashing Community Networks
Thursday, 13 December, 2018 - 13:53
Community networks refer to telecommunications infrastructure deployed and operated by a local group to meet their own communication needs. They are the result of people working together, combining their resources, organizing their efforts, and connecting themselves to close connectivity and cultural gaps
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Secure Internet
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Access is the ability to connect to and use the internet. This requires that people have the ability to connect physically (i.e., where they live has internet coverage) as well as the resources to use the internet.  Internet access is different from...
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