Imagine if Internet was neither a significant monthly cost, nor congested due to low speeds and poor connection quality. This is what’s possible when the infrastructure is owned by the public, and the market is configured towards healthy competition.
FairlawnGig is a municipal broadband utility in Ohio that offers a stellar example of what communities can accomplish when taking control of their Internet.
Ubiquiti's role in the community and wireless internet provider industry has been substantive and has been a catalyst for their proliferation.
Facebook is not (as far as we know) overtly malicious and evil. Rather their aggressive and ambitious pursuit of their self interest (and bottom line) blinds them to the impact they have on media and society.
As a tool the Commotion Wireless Project has been used in a range of situations and locales. However as a concept, it has helped raise the profile and possibility of mesh networking.
People should have greater agency and control over their data. Can the collection and use of data be democratized? Can a democratic society collect and use data responsibly, and with the consent of citizens? Can people have greater access and input on how their data is used and why?
One of the elements sorely missing from this current pandemic induced crisis are better stories. In our obsession with data, and our focus on numbers, we’re missing the larger role of narrative. Without narrative, we remain lost in the wilderness of confusion and chaos.
The growing disparity between the quality of the Internet in urban areas compared to rural communities is scandalous. It reflects the self-interest that governs Internet infrastructure.
Ghost is what’s called a “headless content management system.” A headless CMS further separates content from delivery, enabling that content to be displayed or distributed in a wide range of forms or methods.
The missing link in this crisis is effective public health education. We ought to double down on our belief that the answer is earning the trust and consent of people, rather than demanding their obedience.
In today’s issue of Future Fibre, let’s take a look at one of the most celebrated and successful stories, EPB, or the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga Tennessee, providers of what may be the world’s fastest residential Internet service, at a blazing 10 Gbit/s.
Email remains a pillar of our society. A generally reliable and stable tool, that we generally take for granted. ProtonMail is a great example of email backed by strong encryption.