Thanks, (and a request for more cases below if you read the
To me it is a great proof of the level of maturity a CN can achieve. The offer document is a perfect example of how a community infrastructure can be attractive not only to the local beneficiaries, but also to anyone attracted by social impact and ethical investment. The lesson to me is just how encouraging it is to see that there are ways that work in the really hard case of successful ethical investment.
What works for cooperative fibre there, works similarly in
guifi.net with the XAFOGAR project with public/private investment,
99), can work too for IXPs, distributed IXPs like what
guifi.net or REMIX
(Scotland) does, or what other cooperative fiber networks can do.
Do you know of any other "bankable" network infrastructure?
(including access, distributed IXPs, open-access wholesale
This is in the context of these
slides (slides 6, 7 show different models and layering of
optical networks), prepared for IETF
105 but saved to the next IETF 106 due to lack of time in
a very interesting session chaired by Jane and me in
Toronto. If you give me examples I can add them to the collection
for a WIP document.
In fact, I am writing this from home with my guifi.net IP
address, one of the cases in these slides, a 600 Mbps optical
network connection using the Telefonica NEBA (VULA/Bitstream)
wholesale service to reach the guifi.net exchange in Barcelona,
operated by eXO.cat, the Barcelona volunteer association as part
All the best, Leandro.
Leandro - Thank you very much. Critical to use this example and work with investors moving forward for CNs and small local access nets. Jane Internet Society | www.internetsociety.org Skype: janercoffin Mobile/WhatsApp: +220.127.116.1129 On 7/30/19, 3:01 AM, "email@example.com on behalf of Leandro Navarro" <firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of email@example.com> wrote: From Triodos, a pioneer in ethical banking https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triodos_Bank They offered a round of investment open to the public in the B4RN rural community fibre. You can see they reached 102% of the target investment (3 Million GBP) in this public call: https://www.triodoscrowdfunding.co.uk/invest/broadband-for-the-rural-north In the offer document you can see the description of the initiative for potential investors. They offer 4.5% interest rate for an investment in 7 year term. The call it seems is still open for another month but oriented to UK residents. A proof that CN proposals can be both feasible and sustainable in financial (bankable) and local impact. All the best, Leandro. _______________________________________________ DC3 mailing list DC3@listas.altermundi.net https://listas.altermundi.net/mailman/listinfo/dc3
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