Community Networks

Grace,

Definitely! Will this be beamed live online? Wouldn’t want to miss such an
event.

On Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 23:22 Grace Githaiga <ggithaiga@hotmail.com wrote:

> Twahir
>
> This might be of interest to you.
>
> Rgds.
>
> *From:* global-nn-request@lists.riseup.net <
> global-nn-request@lists.riseup.net> on behalf of LB@lucabelli.net <
> LB@lucabelli.net>
> *Sent:* Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:55 PM
> *To:* DC NN; global-nn@lists.riseup.net
> *Subject:* [global-nn] DC3 Community Network Manual published by FGV, ITU
> and ISOC
>
> Dear colleagues, (apologies for cross-posting)
>
> It is a pleasure to announce the release of “*The Community Network
> Manual: How to Build the Internet Yourself*”, which is published in
> partnership by FGV <portal.fgv.br/en>, ITU
> <www.itu.int/en/Pages/default.aspx> and ISOC
> <www.internetsociety.org/> and is the 2018 outcome of the IGF
> Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3)
>
> The Community Network Manual features a series of analyses providing
> guidance on how to build Community Networks and how to make them scalable,
> sustainable and law-compliant. The volume will be launched at the *IGF,
> on Monday 12 November, at 11:20*, during the DC3 Session: *When the
> Unconnected Build Connectivity
> <www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-dc-community-connectivity-when-the-unconnected-build-connectivity-dc3>*
>
> Community Networks are crowdsourced networks structured to be open,
> unrestricted, and to respect net neutrality. They rely on the active
> participation of local communities in the design, development, deployment,
> and management of shared infrastructure as a common resource. They are
> managed democratically by group of individuals and entities such as NGOs,
> local businesses, and/or public administrations.
>
> This is the third volume of a trilogy. Previous DC3 reports were
> dedicated, in 2017, to “Community networks: the Internet by the people,
> for the people <communityconnectivity.xyz/>” and, in 2016, to “Community
> Connectivity: Building the Internet from Scratch <bit.ly/2gZB2kn>”.
> All volumes are freely available, under Creative Commons License.
>
> Below you will find the table of content as well as the early praise by
> Bruno Ramos (ITU) and Andrew Sullivan (ISOC)
>
> Feel free to share this email through your networks
>
> Best regards
>
> Luca
>
> *“Community networks represent a valuable alternative model that deserves
> to be explored to improve access to Information and Communication
> Technologies to underserved communities worldwide. ITU is committed to
> connecting the entire world’s people and this book and the work of the UN
> IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity offer inspiring and
> transparent guidance to foster digital inclusion.”*
>
> Bruno Ramos, Director for the Americas Regional Office of the
> International Telecommunication Union
>
> *“Community Networks offer a credible solution for building a digital
> future that puts people first. This volume is a testament to the excellent
> work of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity. It is a
> long-awaited guide that will allow many to participate in the Internet’s
> evolution, building an Internet for everyone..”*
>
> Andrew Sullivan President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet
> Society
>
> CONTENT
>
> PREFACE *by Bruno Ramos*
> ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
> 9
>
> ABOUT THE AUTHORS
> ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
> 13
>
> *1 *Community Networks: Bridging Digital Divides through the Enjoyment of
> Network Self-determination
> ……………………………………………… 23
>
> *Luca Belli*
>
> PART I: How to Build your Community Network
> …………………………………………………………… 41
>
> *2 *Building Community Wireless Networks: A How-to Guide for the Curious
> ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
> 43
>
> *Steven Mansour *and *Sascha Meinrath*
>
> *3 *Building Community LTE Networks with CoLTE
> ………………………………… 75
>
> *Spencer Sevilla*, *Pathirat Kosakanchit*, *Matthew Johnson *and *Kurtis
> Heimerl*
>
> *4 *The MAZI Toolkit for Do-It-Yourself Networking
> ………………………………… 103
>
> *Harris Niavis*, *Stavroula Maglavera*, *Aris Dadoukis *and *John
> Mavridis*
>
> *5 *LibreRouter: the Hardware and Software Platform for
>
> Community Networking
> …………………………………………………………………………………………..
> 119
>
> *Nicolas Echániz *and *Florencia López Pezé*
>
> PART II: Scalable, Sustainable and Law-compliant Community Networks
> ………. 131
>
> *6 *Multiple Dimensions of Community Network Scalability
> ………………. 133
>
> *Roger Baig Viñas*, *Leandro Navarro *and *Ramon Roca i Tió*
>
> *7 *Federating Community Networks:
>
> A Case-study from France
> …………………………………………………………………………………….
> 159
>
> *Félix Tréguer*
>
> *8 *Fostering Sustainability of Community Networks:
>
> Guidelines to Respect the European Legal Framework…………………
> 177
>
> *Virginie Aubrée *and *Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay*
>
> *9 *Complementary Networks Meet Complementary Currencies:
>
> Guifi.net Meets Sardex.net
> …………………………………………………………………………………..
> 189
>
> *Panayotis Antoniadis*, *Jens Martignoni*, *Leandro Navarro *and *Paolo
> Dini*
>
> *10 *What Could Blockchain do for Community Networks
> ……………………. 223
>
> *Panayotis Antoniadis *and *Jens Martignoni*
>
>
>
> 11 DECLARATION ON COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY
> ……………………………………………….. 248
>
>
>
>
> ————————————————————————————————————
> *Luca Belli*, PhD
> Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, FGV Rio de Janeiro Law
> School
> Chercheur Associé, Centre de Droit Public Comparé, Université Paris 2
> www.internet-governance.fgv.br
> @1lucabelli
>
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>
> ———————————————————————————-
>
> *Grace Githaiga*
>
> Twitter: @ggithaiga
>
> Skype: gracegithaiga
>
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>
>
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> *From:* kictanet > hotmail.com@lists.kictanet.or.ke> on behalf of Twahir Hussein Kassim via
> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
> *Sent:* Thursday, November 8, 2018 4:38 PM
> *To:* ggithaiga@hotmail.com
> *Cc:* Twahir Hussein Kassim; Otieno Antony; wainaina@isoc.or.ke; KICTAnet
> ICT Policy Discussions
> *Subject:* Re: [kictanet] Community Networks
>
> Thanks Josephine for that info. If I may ask, TUNAPANDA (assuming you’re
> still there) operarates on what kind of license?
>
> Listers thanks for the interest in this project, am now more confident
> that this will happen (God willing). Will sure send an invite to the whole
> group for the launch 🙂
>
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 19:20 Josephine Miliza <josephine.miliza@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hi Twahir,
>
> Great to hear that you want to start this in Kilifi! Currently, community
> networks are not recognized under the CA regulatory framework. Using
> unlicensed spectrum is one way to start, but this also requires an
> operating license from CA.
> I would not say CA is silent on this, the community network movement in
> Africa is quite young, although we have networks for example in Zambia,
> Uganda, and South Africa that have existed for over 5 years. In those
> countries, all have operating licenses. At this point, what is needed is
> more awareness on the role that community networks play in connecting
> communities that may not make a good market case for traditional
> ISPs/telcos, also on the impact beyond access such as digital literacy
> training and catalyzing the local economies.
>
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 7:02 PM Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> YES! Thanks Wainaina, that’s cool! Definitely need partners on the project!
>
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 18:33 Wainaina Mungai <wainaina@wainainamungai.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hi Twahir,
>
> ISOC Kenya would be more than happy to explore a partnership as part our
> support for Community Networks.
>
> Please reach me on wainaina@isoc.or.ke
>
> Karibu,
>
> Eng. Wainaina Mungai
> President & Chairman
> INTERNET SOCIETY KENYA CHAPTER
> 4th Floor, Wing C, NaiLab, Bishop Magua Centre
> George Padmore Lane, Off Ngong Road,
> Nairobi, Kenya
> Skype: wainaina.mungai
> Tel: + 254 722 811171
> Email: wainaina@isoc.or.ke
> URL: www.isoc.or.ke
> Twitter: @ISOC_KENYA
> Facebook: @ISOCKenyaChapter
>
>
>
> On 8 Nov 2018 18:15, Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> Thanks John, you really have given me a morale boost!
>
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 18:01 John Gitau <jgitau@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> You dont need much, an operating license, if you will ride on an existing
> ISP, you wont need an ISP license, depending on services you might need a
> CSP and or ASP license. Microwave/wimax is subject to frequency approvals
> and is costlier but as someone mentioned i’d just work with 2.4/5GHz. maybe
> a telecommunication personnel license
>
> There is a whole host of things you can do but if planning to start small
> nothing stops you from being online next week within three months at
> worst:-)
>
> JG
>
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 5:54 PM Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> Barrack,
>
> Thanks bro, you are a God sent blessing. Will reach out to them.
>
> THK
>
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 17:12 Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hi Twahir,
>
> You may want to consult Michuki Mwangi from ISOC or Josephine Miliza
> from TunapandaNet in Kibera who are experts on the subject. I think
> some guidance from CA on the matter will also be usefull, our good
> friend Mr. Wambua is always at hand to clarify such issues.
>
> Best Regards
>
> On 11/8/18, Twahir Hussein Kassim <twahir@hussein.me.ke> wrote:
> > Barrack,
> >
> > I intend to get a fibre / microwave link to a central point and from
> there
> > have point to points to the various villages and schools in the area.
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 4:53 PM Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Twahir,
> >>
> >> Which range of Spectrum do you intend to use? That might determine
> >> whether you need a license from CA.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> On 11/8/18, Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet
> >> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> >> > Listers,
> >> >
> >> > Am looking at rolling out a community network in Kilifi. What are the
> >> > government regulations on this? CA website is silent on this.
> >> >
> >> > Regards,
> >> > Twahir
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >> —
> >> Barrack O. Otieno
> >> +254721325277
> >> +254733206359
> >> Skype: barrack.otieno
> >> PGP ID: 0x2611D86A
> >>
> >
>
>
> —
> Barrack O. Otieno
> +254721325277
> +254733206359
> Skype: barrack.otieno
> PGP ID: 0x2611D86A
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