Ramon Roca

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons " Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International " license. Abstract The expression " crowdsourced computer networks " refers to a network infrastructure built by citizens and organisations who pool their resources and coordinate their efforts to make these networks happen. " Community networks " are(More)
Community networks refers to open, free and neutral network infrastructure built and maintained by citizens and organisations who pool their resources and coordinate their efforts. Among many examples of community networks around the world, this paper presents an analysis of the case of guifi.net, probably the largest in number of nodes and participants,(More)
The advent of community networks has shown that citizens can take action not only at the technical level to expand the Internet but also at the governance level. What started as isolated and uncoordinated efforts to, mainly, bring connectivity to undeserved areas (using hacked WiFi devices -- the so called Wireless communities) has evolved into(More)
—This paper offers an overview of the Commons for Europe (C4EU) project and the role of Bottom-up Broadband (BuB) in developing the information society. BuB is characterized by the fact that the beneficiaries of the networks actively participate in the planning, deployment and maintenance tasks. For the beneficiaries, this represent a paradigm shift from a(More)
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