Wireless Internet: Community, Municipal, Corporate

Panelists of this session discussed the developments in municipal and Community Internet and the use of the public airwaves for wireless broadband. The session content examined the technologies, politics and policies involved, both locally and nationally, in increasing access to and ownership of affordable, high-speed Internet — particularly among underserved communities.

The presentation by Sascha Meinrath of the Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network was especially interesting in that he focused on how the infrastructure and the telecom policies developed by carriers and cable companies work to marginalize communities of color and poor communities.

rikomatic.com will host links, powerpoint files and other resources from the session.

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