Community Owned and Operated Cellular Networks in Rural Mexico

Jul 18, 2014 - Jul 19, 2014
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

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Wave Farm Radio 1620-AM | Simulcast mid-6 a.m. and Saturdays on WGXC 90.7-FM.

Why try to avoid them spying on us on their networks when we could just build our own? This is what the Rhizomatica project has done in rural Mexico, where they help to build and maintain community owned and operated GSM/cellular infrastructure. Come and hear about experiences in the field and how to deal with the technological, legal, social, and organizational aspects that come along with operating critical communications infrastructure from a community emancipation and autonomy perspective. If you enjoy freedom, community, and dismantling the corporations and governments that seek to monitor, control, and exploit us, then this presentation is for you. The talk will not be overly tech-focused, so don’t worry if you haven’t got the faintest idea or couldn’t care less how a cell phone network operates. If you want tech and geekiness, you can also attend the workshop: “How to Build and Run Your Own Cellular Network.” Speakers: Peter Bloom; Maka Muñoz. Reboradcast at 4 a.m. Sat., July 19 on WGXC.