Just wanted to share the good news about our selection for the Community Networks Grants and Award. The full announcement is attached, for you to learn about the 10 projects selected across different categories. On the Community Networks category, one award and two grants were selected as below. Claire from the project in Aurora will be attending the IGF as part of the award package.
I am copying on this email the 3 project teams, as I think this mailing list will be a great opportunity for them to share about their work and join a community of like-minded people.
1. Community Cellular Networks in Rural Aurora: Development and deployment of GSM Community Cellular Networks in rural Philippines. University of the Philippines – Diliman, The Philippines (Cedric, Claire and Erin)
1. Community LTE in Papua: Deployment of the first locally-owned and operated handset to support LTE networks in the world to rural Papua, Indonesia, using low-cost eNodeBs and a custom developed enhanced packet core. Yayasan Noken Baliem Mandiri, Indonesia (David and Ravita)
1. Connecting the Unserved - Bhutan's First Trial with TV White Space Technology: Deployment of emerging TV white space technology as an alternative broadband option in Bhutan. NANO, Bhutan (Norbu)
The call for 2019 grants and awards will open in February next year, so information about the categories will be shared shortly before.
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From: gaia <gaia-bounces(a)irtf.org> on behalf of Arjuna Sathiaseelan <arjuna.sathiaseelan(a)cl.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:11 AM
To: "gaia(a)irtf.org" <gaia(a)irtf.org>
Subject: [gaia] Ofcom: Public subsidies and national roaming network could boost rural 4G
"Ofcom has made a series of recommendations to the government to improve mobile coverage in rural areas, reviving the possibility of the creation of a national roaming network that would likely be met with hostility by operators" : https://www.techradar.com/news/ofcom-public-subsidies-and-national-roaming-…
Arjuna Sathiaseelan | http://sathiaseelan.org
I've been following this list quietly since the beggining of the year as a
curious but I recently joined the Digital Rights Programm of Artigo 19
Brasil as a Mozilla Openweb fellow and I'll be working mainly with
questions regarding CNs, access and intersectionalities, so I'm finally
introducing myself here and showing the interest on exchanching experiences
and ideas about CNs, LPFM radios, spectrum policies, autonomous
communication and how to make those discussions and spaces more diverse.
I've been acting with Free and Community radios in Brasil and connected
with Latin America for several years and have completed a masters on
MediaLab UFRJ on Communications and Intersecctionalities on the use of
radiospectrum last year.
So, hope to exchange more with you in the next months!
2018-19 Mozilla Open Web Fellow | Artigo 19 Brasil
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Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2018 at 16:48
Subject: [Internet Policy] Call for inputs - IGF Connecting and Enabling
Next Billion track (by 30 Sept)
To: InternetPolicy <internetpolicy(a)elists.isoc.org>
The call for inputs for the IGF intersessional track on Policy Options
and Enabling the Next Billion – Phase IV is open until 30 September*.
The objective for this year CENB IV is to collect concrete stories
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Internet access), and SDG 17 (Partnerships).*
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I’d be interested in a reality check on this story “Two Years Ago, India Lacked Fast, Cheap Internet—One Billionaire Changed All That https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-years-ago-india-lacked-fast-cheap-internet… (tell me if you need a pdf or other form).
There is still the issue of having to negotiate with a provider for each device in each place for each purpose but that’s a topic in its own right.