Faced with limited resources, Indigenous communities built their own internet. Here’s how.

there hasn’t been incentive for major internet service providers to do the work instead. “Because of politics, geography, regulations, people were left out… The market-based approach has failed or isn’t profitable in these communities,” Buell said. As both Buell and Rantanen explain, many providers don’t believe the possible revenue from a small community is worth the construction costs needed to expand their current infrastructure into these rural communities. This is the step that community networks take on themselves.

Mashable, March 14, 2021

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