During this encore webinar you will receive an introduction to: how to shore up your internal digital security practices; free tools you can use to increase your communications privacy and security; RoadMap's upcoming Digital Security Technical Assistance Cohort
In this workshop,
"Technology can often replicate or reinforce capitalist structures. I see another way – a way to build equity and liberation into our digital infrastructure as we develop and use it for social change."
The Fiber for the New Economy: Economic Development Conference event from Broadband Communities Magazine may seem like a long way off, but November 7th is just around the corner!
Community networks have a variety of models, from offering full retail services to dark fiber approaches. Each comes with its own strengths and weaknesses and will appeal differently to different communities. Below are some common approaches, though communities often tweak these models in various ways.
The city of Ammon, Idaho is building the Internet network of the future. Households & businesses can instantly change Internet service providers using a specially-designed innovative portal. This 20 min. video highlights how the network is saving money, creating competition for broadband services, & creating powerful new public safety applications.
Located at the foot of Mount Hood in Oregon, Sandy's municipally-owned full fiber network offers gig Internet service for under $60 to every resident in the city. City managers, frustrated that they couldn't even get a DSL line in to city hall started off by building their own wireless and DSL network, beginning in 2001.
"Monopoly" may be a fun family night activity, but you may live in a place where you have little or no choice for Internet access. According to FCC data, most families don't have a choice in Internet access providers, especially providers they like. Nevertheless, the biggest companies keep reporting increasing revenues every year. What's going on?
The (Re)Building Technology: Vol 2 zine is a compilation of practices and stories from 11 global community technology grantees, including "10 Community Network Lessons," facilitation exercises, diagrams of the network designs, and more!