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

On Fri, 28 May 2021 at 09:29, Vitalis Olunga via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Thanks Vitalis,

I see you have used countrywide, and countywide interchangeably. Did you
mean a CN should be limited within a county?

Thanks for adding your support for CNs to get access to 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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