Panorama view from above on Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Register for the Fifth Annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit

In its second year as a virtual event, the Indigenous Connectivity Summit will take place on 12-15 October 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that those who lack connectivity face the effects of starker inequalities. Millions of people across Canada and the United States still can’t take advantage of the benefits of a fast, affordable, and reliable Internet connection. Indigenous communities disproportionately suffer from the negative impact of this digital

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Panorama view from above on Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Register for the Fifth Annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit

In its second year as a virtual event, the Indigenous Connectivity Summit will take place on 12-15 October 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that those who lack connectivity face ...
Addressing Historic Inequalities in Brazil—through Community Networks

Addressing Historic Inequalities in Brazil—through Community Networks

Find out how Brazil's marginalized communities have created community networks to connect to the world and to each other ...
a man standing in front of a wall holding a mobile phone
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Internet by the People, for the People – a View from the Digital Empowerment Foundation

The Digital Empowerment Foundation believes building community networks is something everyone can do. And people are doing it. Internet connectivity may be important for our global society, but in rural ...
Risks and Rewards of the U.S. Broadband Funding Boom
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Risks and Rewards of the U.S. Broadband Funding Boom

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us once and for all that broadband access is critical infrastructure. Without it, communities cannot work, learn, or earn online – a necessity during stay-at-home ...
Sarantaporo.gr Community Network: Tending to Our Communities’ Needs with Care and Flexibility
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Sarantaporo.gr Community Network: Tending to Our Communities’ Needs with Care and Flexibility

At the beginning of May 2020, the Sarantaporo.gr community network team was approached by the mayor of Elassona, a municipality in the Thessaly region in central Greece. He was asking ...
New Guide to Federal Broadband Funding Opportunities in the U.S.
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New Guide to Federal Broadband Funding Opportunities in the U.S.

New resource will help communities find the right funding for their networks At the 2020 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS), participants asked the Internet Society to create a "centralized database that ...
Libraries Are Bridging the Digital Divide
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Libraries Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Libraries and Community Networks are teaming up and discovering new ways to connect the unconnected When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, libraries across the world shut down their ...