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IRC: Community Owned Network Training in Ulukhaktok

by pnationtalk on August 12, 201920 Views

August 09, 2019

Community Members of Ulukhaktok

The Internet Society is offering free training on how to build and run a community-owned Internet service provider in Ulukhaktok. No prior experience or technical ability is required and everyone is welcome!

Sign up now to learn how to:

· Build and operate a network for the Hamlet of Ulukhaktok

· Manage finances for the network

· Access money to build and maintain a network

· Secure a network to keep subscribers safe online

· Work with the community to make sure the network is successful

The training will take place over eight weeks and will include in-community workshops and conference calls and/or online (where possible). At the end of the training, participants will build a community network in Ulukhaktok!

What is a Community Network?

· Community networks are “do it yourself” networks built and managed by a local group to meet their own communication needs, like bringing affordable Internet to their community.

· They are the result of people working together, combining their resources, organizing their efforts, and connecting themselves in order to close both connectivity and cultural gaps.

· Community networks may be built and managed by individuals, local organizations, private sector entities, and/or government bodies, and they usually operate on a cost-recovery basis.

· This training will offer you a deep understanding of the technology behind a community network and the skills necessary to run it.

To learn more, sign up today: https://tinyurl.com/y4vm4a6c. Or email Katie Jordan (jordan@isoc.org) with any questions!

The Internet Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure, and advocates for policies that enable universal access.

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