Hi nico in brazil we are doing videos and preparing educational marerials with hybrid networks. When i arrive in home i can send the drafts and will be good to create a common space to share and co-create a better contents collectivly
Enviado do meu smartphone Samsung Galaxy.-------- Mensagem original --------De: Nicolas <nico(a)libre.ws> Data: 11/12/2016 09:32 (GMT-06:00) Para: dc3(a)listas.altermundi.net Assunto: [DC3] Courses initiatives on dc3
I just wanted to do a follow-up on the topic of knowledge sharing.
Who of you are doing courses on community connectivity?
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This may be of interest for some list members
The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) connects members of the academic community with the RIPE community<https://www.ripe.net/participate/ripe> by inviting students and researchers to present their Internet-related research at RIPE Meetings, ENOG, MENOG and SEE meetings.
All the best
*Community-owned fiber networks provide least-expensive local "broadband,"
according to a recent study by Harvard's Berkman Klein Center.* From the
David Talbot, Kira Hessekiel, and Danielle Kehl write: "We examined prices
advertised by a subset of community-owned networks that use
fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology. In late 2015 and 2016 we collected
advertised prices for residential data plans offered by 40 community-owned
(typically municipally-owned) FTTH networks. We then identified the
least-expensive service that meets the federal definition of broadband
(regardless of the exact speeds provided) and compared advertised prices to
those of private competitors in the same markets. We were able to make
comparisons in 27 communities and found that in 23 cases, the
community-owned FTTH providers' pricing was lower when the service costs
and fees were averaged over four years. (Using a three year-average changed
this fraction to 22 out of 27.) In the other 13 communities, comparisons
were not possible, either because the private providers' website terms of
service deterred or prohibited data collection or because no competitor
offered service that qualified as broadband. We also found that almost all
community-owned FTTH networks offered prices that were clear and
unchanging, whereas private ISPs typically charged initial low promotional
or "teaser" rates that later sharply rose, usually after 12 months."
This is easier than trying on WhatsApp.
Network neutrality is based on common carriage which was aimed at preventing
perverse discrimination by carriers such as railroads so they wouldn't check
your bank account and charge you by how much you could afford. Instead they
had to offer standard pricing. More to the point two boxes of a commodity
product would have the same price so railroads wouldn't set the prices based
on the contents of the container or play other games.
It doesn't prevent levels of service like first and second class cars nor
express trains. You can have frequent flyer programs and sell different
classes of seats. You can sell a fast-burger. (Whether you should is a
separate question - income inequality and all that). But you can't charge
two people different prices just because one is Asian and another African.
It also meant that you can't charge differently based on the kind of phone
call though you could offer business vs. residential pricing. But you
couldn't force someone to pay the price for a business line even if you were
using it for business.
It makes sense to apply this to transport of commodity packets. If all the
packets are the same they should be treated the same. In fact you wouldn't
even network neutrality policies if all the transport saw ere commodity
packets because there wouldn't be the means of differential pricing.
The problem is we currently have entangled telecommunications policy with
connectivity (AKA Internet) policy so the carriers to have "pipes" which
maintain the relationships through the network and complex peering
arrangements. The idea that a provides own cable content is example from
caps when it's in broadcast mode is just one example of a problem not well
addressed by neutrality. We also have the problem of the claim that the
Internet only works because of protocols like MPLS and other very smart
protocols in the network. Another implicit problem with neutrality is taking
into account the willingness to invest in facilities and capacity. This is
why I wrote http://rmf.vc/ZeroRating because zero rating was a symptom of
the problem and not the problem itself.
So while I applaud neutrality as a principle we need to recognize it is a
temporary principle and not a long term strategy. For those not familiar
with US history we used to have a concept called "separate-but-equal" for
education so you can have separate schools for some (typically non-white).
In about 1956 the US Supreme Court recognized that it was a terrible idea
and banned separate schools. I compare NN with separate-but-equal pipes. The
problem is having pipes at all, not whether they are equal.
The solution is to completely separate the business of offering services
from the business of providing infrastructure. And if we can no longer fund
the infrastructure by selling services we need to pay for the infrastructure
Let's not trivialize these issues with high production quality videos that
miss the point.
This website, while focused on entrepreneurship rather than community-owned
networks, has some excellent practical advice and resources for anyone
thinking about building a local network.
Cheers... Steve Song
Hi All –
Please see the data below about an ICTP training course (ICTP = International Centre for Theoretical Physics). ISOC and many others have worked with and strongly support ICTP’s work. They have helped us train folks (RF and mesh deployment), they work with people from around the world to deploy networks, and ICTP has an excellent campus in Trieste (amazing place with some of the best coffee on the planet).
Note that with their dormitories and other facilities – they also are an excellent option for workshops where you might want to bring folks in from around the world. Data below is courtesy of Marco Zennaro from ICTP - many of you will know him from the IOT, mesh, and other work he has done. And, the same goes for one of Marco’s partners at ICTP - Ermanno Pietrosemoli - who founded EsLaRed, WALC, and is an Internet Hall of Famer among other things.
Joint ICTP-IAEA School on LoRa Enabled Radiation and Environmental Monitoring Sensors
Date: 23 April to 11 May 2018
Venue: ICTP, Trieste, Italy
LoRa is a long range, low power networking solution recently developed for the Internet of Things (IoT). In the workshop we will learn about the underlying technology and protocols and we will develop scientific instrumentation with LoRa chips.
A LoRa network can connect a plethora of tiny battery powered LoRa sensors and devices within a few kilometers and even up to 150 km with line of sight. With complete LoRa modules available from $5 USD the cost of instrumenting huge areas and cities with real-time environmental sensor networks has diminished substantially.
In this school the participants will develop and construct instrumentation and sensors equipped or embedded with LoRa chip and they will deploy and analyse the data from a LoRa enabled sensor network across the ICTP campus and in Trieste.
The power of the technology to rely on long distance, low power (battery or rechargeable/ renewable) technologies is of considerable interest to the environmental monitoring of cities and agricultural environments.
• LoRa and LoRaWAN protocols;
• Prototyping of sensor boards;
• Coding of LoRa sensors;
• Planning and deployment of a LoRa network;
• Collection, analysis and the visualization of the data.
A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from Developing Countries. Additional grants for students from Developing Countries formally enrolled in a PhD programme are available thanks to Sigcomm’s support.
Online application: http://indico.ictp.it/event/8298/
Application deadline: February 26, 2018
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