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NYC Mesh docs

Toronto Mesh Docs


Internet Exchange Points explainer

Curricula & guides

Start Your Own ISP, Graham Castleton

Teaching Community Technology Handbook (PDF), Detroit Community Technology Project

designed using a "popular education method grounded in the history of Civil Rights-era Citizenship Schools and Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed. . . . [a] people-guided approach to bring tech education to communities that have been harmed and oppressed by technology."

Neighborhood Network Construction Kit: Do-it-ourselves Guide to Community Networks

originally released as Commotion Construction Kit, this tutorial was co-designed by New America's Open Technology Institute, The Work Department, Allied Media Projects, and the Detroit Community Technology Project

Portable Network Kit Setup Guide, Community Tech NY

Wireless Networking in the Developing World. 3rd Edition. Copenhagen, 2013.

The Community Network Manual: How to Build the Internet Yourself

Meshnet DWeb Camp 2019

Policy & Organizing Models

Detroit Digital Stewards Program

National Urban League's Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion

Nicol Turner Lee (Brookings) proposing a “Tech New Deal"

History of Community Technology in Philadelphia

Breitbart, Joshua, Naveen Lakshmipathy, and Sascha D. Meinrath. “The Philadelphia Story: Learning from a Municipal Wireless Pioneer.” Washington DC: New America Foundation, December 2007.

Dunbar-Hester, Christina. Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism. MIT Press, 2014.

Further Readings

Belli, Luca. “The Community Network Manual - How to Build the Internet Yourself,” 2018.

Belli, Luca, ed. “Community Networks: The Internet by the People, for the People. Official Outcome of the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity,” 2017. (PDF)

Byrum, Greta. “Building the People’s Internet.” Urban Omnibus, October 2, 2019.

Butler, Jane, ed. Wireless Networking in the Developing World [a Practical Guide to Planning and Building Low-Cost Telecommunications Infrastructure. 3rd ed. S.l.: s.n., 2013.

OTI, New America, The Work Department, and DCTP. “Neighborhood Network Construction Kit: Do-It-Ourselves Guide to Community Networks.”

Park, Claire. “Community Broadband: The Fast, Affordable Internet Option That’s Flying Under the Radar.” Washington D.C.: New America Foundation, May 19, 2020.

Rey-Moreno, Carlos. “Supporting the Creation and Scalability of Affordable Access Solutions: Understanding Community Networks in Africa.” Internet Society, May 2017.

Sanchez, Alvaro. “Toward Digital Inclusion: Broadband Access in the Third Federal Reserve District.” Cascade Focus. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, March 2020.

Shaffer, Gwen. “Common Sense: An Examination of Three Los Angeles Community WiFi Projects That Privileged Public Funding Over Commons-Based Infrastructure Management.” Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network, March 28, 2017.

Solomon, Rory. Meshiness: Mesh Networks and the Politics of Connectivity. Ph.D., New York University, 2020.

Thakur, Dhanaraj, and Teddy Woodhouse. “Meaningful Connectivity: A New Standard to Raise the Bar for Internet Access.” Alliance for Affordable Internet, 2020.