Indigenous communities: DIY Internet
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Indigenous communities: DIY Internet

The infrastructure of the Internet should not be owned by a few companies.

For thousands of years, Commoning principles have enabled communities to share water from a stream. As we are now streaming educational services to children via the Internet, shouldn’t we learn how to better share that stream? There are many examples like the article linked below, where Indigenous communities simply took control . . .

Public Knowledge 20th anniversary video
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Public Knowledge 20th anniversary video

Defending the virtual Commons: This nonprofit has been fighting legal policy battles in the public interest for 20 years. This video will introduce you to the founders. Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. To kick off our 20th year, join the founders of…

Non-profits should compete for government funding to extend Broadband
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Non-profits should compete for government funding to extend Broadband

Elsewhere on this website, we have already shown that the incremental cost of connecting an individual home to Broadband can be less than $200. Of course, that assumes that somewhere they connect to a physical wire (fiber) via an antenna on top of a tower or tall building. Someone does have to pay for the…