[hackerspaces] Guifi.net FFTF (fiber from the farm)

Nitin Gadia nittyjee at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 00:45:30 CET 2010

So, I guess I don't understand right away...
How is this going to be financed?

This is a fantastic article I read a while ago. It explains how people can
finance fiber infrastructure from the bottom up.

This is a long term project that some people I know are interested in
undertaking. I would love to understand what you all are doing, and about
your models and successes.

Ames, Iowa, USA

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 1:51 AM, Blackhold <blackholdmailer at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I would like to show you one of the projects we have here in
> Catalonia, it is called guifi.net and is a open an collaborative
> network (we also try that non technical users will be able to install
> his/her wifi antenna). Iniatially it was born as a wifi project (and
> it continues as it atm with about 11300 active nodes) in a rural area
> 'cause internet provider decided that put internet in rural areas was
> not competitive.
> Last months we are working on serving fiber optic from the farm (FFTF)
> asking to our government the possibility of pass to put our own fiber
> or simply use the fiber that we have pay with taxs on building a road
> with public money. It is a hard work to do, but possible, pure
> social/tech hack!!! :D
> We have just presented our project to European Digital Schedule[1]. If
> someone is interested to this project I could offer the help you need
> and explain what you want to know about this project.
> The website of the project is obvious, but for whom wants bracketed
> links, here you have[2] :D
> Happy hacking :)
> PS: tetalab I have some days free, maybe I could come to see your
> projects, your super place and we talk about these things :)
> [1]
> http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/cf/dae1009/item-display.cfm?id=5490
> [2] http://guifi.net
> - Blackhold
> http://marsupi.org
> ~> conquerint l'aire, alliberant les ones.
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