About Rhizomatica

About Rhizomatica

Through efforts around the world, we use new information and communication technologies to facilitate well-being, community organization and personal and collective autonomy. Our approach combines regulatory activism and reform, the development of decentralized telecommunications infrastructure, direct community involvement and participation, and critical engagement with new technologies.

Our History

Rhizomatica began in 2009 as a quest to make alternative telecommunication infrastructures possible for people around the world facing oppressive regimes, the threat of natural disaster, or the reality of living in a place deemed too poor or isolated to connect

Currently, only very large, powerful companies have access to spectrum and the licenses to provide wireless services. But the business model and the technology that these traditional providers use have proven unable to solve the problem of connecting much of the world. Rhizomatica set out to break this oligopoly and allow communities to become network owners and operators, as well. Thanks to a variety of open-source efforts developed in the last few years, it has become technologically and economically feasible for a community or an individual to provide its own sustainable connectivity services.

Our mission

Our mission is to support communities to build and maintain self-governed and owned communication infrastructure. Our approach combines regulatory activism and reform, critical engagement with technology and the development of decentralized telecommunications infrastructure, and direct community involvement and participation

What we do
Our mission

Our approach

We create open-source technology that helps people and communities build their own communication networks. We advocate, agitate and organize to gain access to spectrum for these networks and those that people might want to build in the future. And we create organizing and sustainability strategies so that these networks can thrive without exploiting users.

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Our approach

INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW WE MIGHT WORK TOGETHER?

We are always looking for meaningful collaborations, ways to share our experience, and opportunities to learn about new places and things. Please get in touch if you think Rhizomatica could help you, your community or your country. Or maybe you can help us!

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