Future Fibre

A collection of 12 posts

Apr 28, 2020

Future Fibre: Gig City and the continent's fastest internet

Future Fibre: Gig City and the continent's fastest internet

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.

Apr 15, 2020

Future Fibre: Kaslo infoNet Society

Future Fibre: Kaslo infoNet Society

In the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, KiN, or the Kaslo infoNet Society, has been able to provide high speed broadband Internet to residents at reasonable prices.

Feb 11, 2020

Future Fibre: Guifi.Net

Future Fibre: Guifi.Net

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.

Jan 22, 2020

Future Fibre: DIY Internet

Future Fibre: DIY Internet

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.

Jan 16, 2020

Future Fibre: B4RN

Future Fibre: B4RN

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.

Dec 17, 2019

Future Fibre: wireless.farm

Future Fibre: wireless.farm

An rural ISP in Guelph Eramosa TownshipAs part of our ongoing Future Fibre series we’re profiling community networks to learn about their challenges, solutions, context, and insights. In today’s issue we

Dec 13, 2019

Future Fibre: Bernie's Broadband Break-up

Future Fibre: Bernie's Broadband Break-up

Broadband populism finally seems to be having its moment. The combination of high prices and low quality service has not only provoked a growing number of people to complain, but it is now incentivizing politicians to regard telecom reform as a viable and popular policy.

Nov 20, 2019

Future Fibre: Broadband Communism

Future Fibre: Broadband Communism

In a bid to get attention and demonstrate their desire to take Britain in a radical new direction, the UK Labour party, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, has proposed free fibre to the home, i.e. broadband communism. Free, fast, and unlimited Internet access for all British people.