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Community Network Roadmap

The Community Network Roadmap is a tool designed to help communities create their own broadband network solutions for connectivity. From community organizing, to network planning, building out the network, technical training, organizational stability, community inclusivity and accountability, and growing the network into a long-term, sustainable enterprise, this roadmap offers a comprehensive guide for the community network development process.


Thank you to the Seattle Community Network, NYC Mesh, Detroit Community Technology Project, AlterMundi and QuintanaLibre, Rhizomatica and Telecomunicaciones Indígenas Comunitarias AC, and the many other community networks around the world who have informed and inspired us in the making of this guide. Especial thanks to our research collaborators Nicolás Pace and Philip Garrison with whom we shared formative discussions and field work.

Thank you to the University of Washington, especially the members of the Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD) Lab; the Local Connectivity Lab; Internet Society; Institute for Local Self–Reliance; Network Startup Resource Center; and other organizations who provide resources, support, knowledge, and advocacy on behalf of community networks as a whole.

The Community Network Roadmap was made possible with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.