Combining fibre and wireless connectivity, Guifi.net focuses on empowering local communities and individual users as a grassroots organization that seeks social empowerment as well as the recognition that access to the Internet is a human right.
Rather than begin by building a comprehensive guide, our plan is to build an actual micro-ISP, and share the process via this series. This includes sharing the stories of other community based ISPs, as we’ve done and will continue to do, which are both a source of inspiration and knowledge.
As the agricultural industry is transformed by technology, farmers are embracing the hacker ethos, and this includes connectivity. Farmers often have access to heavy equipment, and therefore the ability to take the Internet into their own hands.
Philip is among a growing number of technologists who decide to take measures into their own hands and create their own Internet access, for themselves, and their neighbours.