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Monday, December 5 • 15:00 - 18:00
ISOC-APC-FGV - Community Networks: How to Build Connectivity?

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General Assembly on Community Connectivity

This session aims at analysing the state of connectivity and move the discussion forward from the traditional Internet access paradigm to the consideration of alternative models to foster connectivity. Particularly, this event will have a threefold structure aimed at collaboratively (i) take stock of the current state of connectivity; (ii) debate the failures of the current model and analysing some alternative solutions; (iii) and crowdsource feedback on the Guadalajara Declaration on Community Connectivity.

 First Segment (15:00 – 16:00)

Setting the Scene: the State of Connectivity

  • Alejandro Pisanty, National University of Mexico
  • Manu Bardwaj, US State Department
  • Bob Frankston, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

Moderated by Luca Belli, Center for Technology & Society at FGV

Second Segment (16:00 – 17:15)

From Broadband to Connectivity

  • Nathalia Foditsch, American University
  • Mahabir Pun, Nepal Wireless Networking Project
  • Mike Jensen, APC
  • Nicolas Echaniz, Altermundi
  • Leandro Navarro, Guifi.net
  • Percival  Henriques, CGI.br
  • Ritu Srivastava, Digital Empowerment Foundation

Moderated by Jane Coffin, ISOC

Third Segment (17:15-18:00)

A new Connectivity Paradigm: Crowdsourcing the Guadalajara Declaration on Community Connectivity

Unconference format facilitated by Luca Belli, Mike Jensen and Jane Coffin


Session Organizers
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Luca Belli

Researcher, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
Luca Belli, PhD, is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the 'Internet Governance @ FGV' project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Before joining CTS, Luca worked for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

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