Licensing and Shared Spectrum Framework for Community Networks for Kenya online discussion

My suggestion is that the CNSP License should be countrywide and should not
be limited to a sub-county. This will make it more attractive to
sponsors if any. If provided countywide, this could cater for delivery of
internet services to schools, health centres, recreation centers,
small businesses, etc. in the underserved areas in a county
rather than being restricted to a subcounty. Also a county should open to
more than one CNSP if there is demand or if the area is unerserved with
one CNSP. Additionally the CNSP should be supported by USF.

Regards

Vitalis

On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 8:55 AM Liz Orembo via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Thanks for starting this discussions @Mwendwa Kivuva
> <mwendwa.kivuva@afrinic.net>
>
> I like Twahir’s point that community networks should not be solely for non
> profit. There can be other tiers for profit to encourage innovation at
> small scale around Internet Service Delivery.
>
> The main purpose of CN is to provide network where there’s poor
> connectivity, but there are many areas in Kenya where there’s good
> connectivity but people just dont see a way of benefitting from the
> internet. This is where some little business competition comes in and local
> content.
>
> On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 6:20 AM Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, May 28, 2021, 12:34 AM Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Another example of a CN just across the border is Bosco Uganda, it
>>> covers almost the whole of Northern Uganda
>>> boscouganda.com/connectivity/
>>>
>>> Coverage map –
>>> www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1kufmf0mqiOEb5mJiuPt2X-joSSO6PEul&hl=en&ll=3.0014236517916895%2C32.17317130000001&z=7
>>>
>>> Kenya has always led in matters innovation, let not this framework be a
>>> limiting factor rather let it widen our horizons.
>>>
>>
>> Thank you Twahir. You are advocating that the license should allow a community
>> network to operate beyond a sub-county? What is your proposal on either
>> geographic area or population a single license can cover?
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