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Friday, December 9 • 15:05 - 15:25
[LIGHTNING SESSION] Connectivity models: community-based ISP

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[20-Minute Lightning Session]

The digital divide still a major issue in many regions of the globe. The profitable economic model often isn’t attracted to places in which revenue isn’t interesting.Many families, small companies and associations are fated to live without internet connection, raising social inequality since the Internet is a indicator of social inclusion nowadays.It is important to emphasize that there is no single connectivity model. A group of neighbors or a family that live nearby is capable of setting up their own provider and distribute their connection according to their communal interests. The adoption of this practice nowadays is very limited, due to the efforts it requires being bigger than just hiring one private provider or for the mere ignorance of its possibility and the upper hand this model may have over orthodox models.
This workshop will be composed by specialists from different sectors (from academy, companies, government and civil society) in diverse connectivity models, emphasizing non-profitable ones. The main objective is creating enthusiasm and spread the use of community-based Internet providers as well highlight its advantages. The speakers have technical and theoretical knowledge to advice interested people on the theme and are capable to address a simple how-to-do method after the workshop on how to build a community-based Internet provider to the audience, including online spectators which may receive online publications from the organization and also interact straight to the speakers during the workshop.

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Friday December 9, 2016 15:05 - 15:25
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