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

The same is replicated across the globe. Many people are of the notion that
when we talk about developed countries or areas then we mean connectivity
is 100%! This is farthest from reality. We need CNs across the globe to
reach the unconnected… these are what may be termed as difficult to
connect people; the people ISPs won’t touch as doesn’t impact their bottom
line positively YET when we look at the SOCIAL PROFITS that can be derived
from a forgotten community getting connected… availing telehealth care,
on demand lessons, live classes… The social dividends are immeasurable!

On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 11:16 AM Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

>
> On Fri, 28 May 2021 at 10:05, Benson Muite via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>>
>> > *Unserved areas exist within cities. Take an example of Nairobi; we
>> > have Poa Internet, Tunapanda serving the masses where major telcos
>> > have failed. The question is not only about coverage but also about
>> > affordability.*
>> > *
>> > *
>> > *Mombasa has Muoroto, Bangladesh, Kisumu Ndogo… all remain
>> > unserved. Yet the town is teaming with all ISPs fighting for
>> > businesses within CBD and industrial areas of Shimanzi.*
>>
>> Surprisingly, community networks are also used in New York:
>> www.nycmesh.net
>>
>>
> Very interesting that NY has underserved people. “The Internet is central
> to our lives, but in New York City far too many people don’t have access.”
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