[DC3] an Internet for the poor vs. empowering the people

Nicolás Echániz nicoechaniz at altermundi.net
Sun Nov 20 02:27:15 UTC 2016

Ok, I've added a paragraph in the preamble:


I guess it can be watered down a bit if needed, but that's one
perspective I'd like to put out there from "our camp".


On 11/19/2016 11:06 PM, Nicolás Echániz wrote:
> During my participatin in the WEF meeting that I was invited to, I came
> up with this concept that I believe must be a strong point in our
> strugle forward in order to differentiate what we are doing from so many
> other initiatives to "connect the unconnected":
> Facebook's Free Basics and Internet planes, Google's Loon project as
> well as many government plans to bring "Internet access" to public
> spaces in poor villages and disadvantaged areas are all initiatives to
> create an Internet for the Poor. One where the people get a second class
> digital citizenship.
> On the other hand, we from the community networks movement are
> empowering the people to build meaningful infrastructures that create
> the local portion of the Internet in a manner that is respectful of
> human value and not just motivated by access statistics or profit.
> I'd like to make this idea part of our Declaration.
> What do the rest of you think?
> cheers,
> Nico
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