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[liberationtech] news story, FunkFeuer community mesh network

James Losey jameswlosey at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 01:02:10 PDT 2012


For those interested in community mesh networks it's worth checking out the
International Summit for Community Wireless Networks (IS4CWN) at the
beginning of October in Barcelona. The first summit launched what is now
called the community broadband movement and this year will bring
together participants not just from projects in the US and the EU but
panelists from the developing world who are interested in building and
expanding community wireless networks in their own countries. Keynoters
include Amelia Andersdotter, Swedish MEP, Sascha Meinrath from the Open
Technology Institute (where I am a fellow) and Aaron Kaplan from Funkfeuer.

IS4CWN 2012 will take place at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
in Barcelona, a university with an exceptionally high percentage of
international students. UPC houses numerous projects funded under the
European Union's Seventh Framework Program and Barcelona is also home to
guifi.net, one of the largest community networks in the world, encompassing
over 23,000 individual nodes.

The summit is a great mix of implementers of networks, community building,
and policy. If you're interested in learning more check out
http://wirelesssummit.org/.

Best,
James




On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 2:58 PM, Rick Valenzuela <lists at rickv.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm a rather new list member, and most of the time likely to be a
> lurker, but thankful for the research and links posted here.
>
> I do have something to share at the moment -- not terribly new apart
> from one detail, but a story about the FunkFeuer community mesh network
> in Austria. This is a short TV news piece, so all information must be
> incredibly simplified. Hopefully it works for all of you; I do think
> that distilling such information is necessary for getting non-technical
> people to adopt these types of things.
>
> http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1499464.html?z=2321&zp=1
>
> Best regards,
> Rick
>
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