Keeping it Analog: A framework for opting out of connectivity

by Karla Prudencio and Peter Bloom Introduction We’ve been hearing about the digital divide for decades—its urgency as an issue ebbs and flows, but in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, conversation about equitable access to digital communications has once again taken center stage as a pressing matter. While connectivity has been immensely important […] Read more +

Mantenlo análogo: parámetros para una exclusión voluntaria de la conectividad

por Karla Prudencio y Peter Bloom   Introducción Hemos escuchado acerca de la brecha digital por décadas. Su urgencia como parte de una agenda va y viene, pero en el contexto de la pandemia del Covid-19, la conversación acerca del acceso equitativo a las comunicaciones digitales ha tomado un rol protagónico dentro de las agendas […] Read more +

5G – a terminal condition

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the globe, 5G technology has become something of a bête noire – blamed for weakening immune systems, making the spread worse, and in some cases being the cause of the virus itself. The Internet is currently awash in completely unfounded theories about 5G, taking legitimacy away from more truthful sources […] Read more +

The Manifest Destiny of telecommunications networks

As this piece evolved it has become somewhat of a companion to an earlier reflection called the Right to the Network. If you have time, it is recommended to read that one as well. Human beings have always transformed the environments in which they live, for better or for worse. In the modern era, this […] Read more +

Talkin’ ’bout my (5th) Generation

By Peter Bloom, General Coordinator For the past year and a half, part of my professional duties have included thinking about how to keep community networks relevant in an evolving technological and regulatory landscape. As such, I attended telecom industry conferences, read a lot and spoke with people working on connectivity from different backgrounds and […] Read more +