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Wednesday, December 7 • 12:00 - 13:30
DC on Community Connectivity

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DC3 Annual Meeting

The Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) explores the potential of community networks in order to promote sustainable Internet connectivity and foster the full enjoyment of fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and self-determination. This session will propose a selection of analyses aimed at moving forward the discussion on Internet connectivity and debate, in an inclusive fashion, the ways in which community networks may help create sustainable Internet connectivity while empowering Internet users. The panelists will explore the various technical, governance and policy aspects of community connectivity as well as a number of case studies, included in the DC3 Report Community Connectivity: Building the Internet from Scratch. The DC3 Report and the Guadalajara Declaration on Community Connectivity are the DC3 annual outcomes. Free hard copies of the Report will be distributed at the DC3 session (courtesy of Internet Governance @ FGV project).

Keynote presentation by Bob Frankston, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society  

Panelists include:
  • Luca Belli, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
  • Nicolas Echaniz, Altermundi
  • Roger Baig, ISOC-CAT
  • Maureen Hernandez, Independent researcher
  • Leandro Navarro, Technical University of Catalonia
  • Anya Orlova, UNESP/Fonias Jurua Project
  • Carlos Rey-Moreno, University of the Western Cape
  • Ritu Srivastava, Digital Empowerment Foundation  

Session Organizers
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Luca Belli

Professor and Head of CyberBRICS.info, FGV Law School
Luca Belli, PhD is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School and associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. He focuses on the regulation of Internet access, data protection (particularly regarding... Read More →
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Nicolas Echaniz

Nicolas Echaniz is President of AlterMundi. He has been involved in Community Networks for over a decade. Nicolas co-designed the multi-radio mesh network model that AlterMundi shares with communities willing to build their own communications infrastructure. He co-designed the LibreMesh... Read More →

Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:00 - 13:30 CST
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico