Good evening guys and girls.
In last Friday I knew that the DC community networks was open, then, here i
I participate in 4 movements of civil society.
Campanha Banda Larga é Um Direito Seu!
Marco Civil Já
I stay president in Instituto Bem Estar Brasil that is a NGO with the
mission to put internet access as a fundamental right.
We act in two fronts.
Creating communities networks
Pressuring and debating with the federal government to make the regulations
and laws more flexible to improve CNs.
Since 2008 we are doing this and here in Brazil the scenario is this :
1 - Since 2008 every person or entity can share internet access following
the rules of the resolution 506/2008 (ISM frequencies - WiFi);
2 - In 2013, after 3 years pressuring and debating with MiniCom and Anatel
the agency create the resolution 617/2013, that make possible NGOs to
provide internet access with more options of technology like fiber, DLS etc
3 - Since 2014 more resolutions are cooking (or soon for this) in the agency
* Spectrum management resolution (public consult 14/2014)
* Restricted radiation equipments resolution (public consult 23/2015)
* Critical infrastructure resolution (resolution 656/2015)
* Inefficiency use of spectrum resolution
All of those four resolutions we are debating to separate more spectrum to
community networks and without need of authorization and costs. The debate
includes too the entry for others services with the same rules (or less
rules :-)), like radio, tv and mobile services.
In MiniCom (Communication Ministry) we a debating and try to build the
common sense that community networks can be a public policy that can be
integrated with others already consolidated like :
* National Broadband Plan
* BroadBand in the Schools
* Digital City
* Telecenters, Points of Culture, RadComs and TVComs, GESAC (internet access
in public policies points), ProInfo (informatic labs in schools)
* Public entities that works with policies of telecom infrastructure like
Telebras and RNP
And other stuff that we can talk later
Here in Rio we are creating community networks with partnership of two
universities : UENF and IFF.
In the last years we create 6 community providers, but only with basic
The topology of the networks is decentralized with ERBs working like
hotspots with radius of 2 km.
The infrastructure is based in 802.11 b/g, with RouterOS managing the
network. The enlaces we are using rocket m5 (ubiquiti) and with dual
polarization to improve the links.
In the beginning we believe that only make the technical capacitation and
helping to create that basic infrastructure all the problems after that will
be solved naturally :-). Let's say that was our first learned lesson.
Now we are working with the cultural question about self management, mainly
with the strengthen of the associative process.
We discovered until now that the sustainability needs to find a cultural
behavior of collaboration and sense of responsibility (now obvious for us)
and a way that we find out to solve this, is the associative process.
In this year we will review the community providers and work more this
process os self management and we will create more 10 community networks,
selecting communities that already have minimum association process or want
to create it as a premise to build a community network.
Well, I'm stopping here, but I would like to know where is the pad or wiki
that this DC are co-creating the ideas to help more.
We have here more things to propose for debate and I will call more guys and
girls that are working with CNs too and lets expand more the group.
Thanks and sorry if this text is faulty :-), I did not reviewed it.
I create in last week a mind map that is in V1 to help to understand the
issues that we are debating in social, political, legal, educational and
economical about CNs here. I pretend to translate and make it more easy to
identify the topics and subtopics that I put in there.
Here is the link
We have more docs, but I want to know what the group are discussing to share
the right contents.
Thanks and lets build our own free networks