Posted Sep 9, 2010 20:27 UTC (Thu) by wentasah
Parent article: LC Brazil: Consumers, experts, or admins?
Maddog's project sounds like Brazilian variant of CZFree.Net. It is a network run by volunteers around the whole Czech Republic. It started at times when we had a single company which had de-facto monopoly on telecommunication services and the only available option for having internet at home was the classical 56k modem with connections charged by time spent on-line.
People started connected their houses together with Wi-Fi, home-made free-space optical links and various other technologies. Every part of the city had one or more small ISPs and people learnt a lot about the networking technology, Linux, FOSS etc.
Now we have a normally working telecommunication market and commercial companies typically provide better services than a bunch of volunteers, but many parts of the network professionalized and provide professional networking services now. I wish Project Cauã success because CZFree.Net was really a great experience for me.
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