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=Description=
 
=Description=
   
DIDIY:
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"guifi·net is a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic
 
"guifi·net is a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic
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System) in the Internet and exchanges traffic at up to 30 Gbps in
 
System) in the Internet and exchanges traffic at up to 30 Gbps in
 
CATNIX, the Internet Exchange Point (IX) of Catalonia."
 
CATNIX, the Internet Exchange Point (IX) of Catalonia."
 
   
 
=Characteristics=
 
=Characteristics=
   
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"The guifi·net is defined as a free, open and neutral network (FONN).
 
"The guifi·net is defined as a free, open and neutral network (FONN).
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In summary:
 
In summary:
 
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* you have the freedom to use the network for any purpose as long as you don't harm the operation of the network itself, the rights of other users, or the principles of neutrality that allow contents and services to flow without deliberate interference;
you have the freedom to use the network for any purpose as long
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* you have the right to understand the network and its components, and to share knowledge of its mechanisms and principles;
as you don't harm the operation of the network itself, the rights of
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* you have the right to offer services and content to the network on your own terms;
other users, or the principles of neutrality that allow contents and
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* you have the right to join the network, and the obligation to extend this set of rights to anyone according to these same terms.
services to flow without deliberate interference;
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you have the right to understand the network and its components,
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and to share knowledge of its mechanisms and principles;
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you have the right to offer services and content to the network on
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your own terms;
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you have the right to join the network, and the obligation to extend
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this set of rights to anyone according to these same terms.
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This license incorporates the lessons learnt from observing many
 
This license incorporates the lessons learnt from observing many
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=Business model=
 
=Business model=
   
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"Revenue models:  
 
"Revenue models:  
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=Governance models=  
 
=Governance models=  
   
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• The network is governed in a decentralised fashion, by the local
 
• The network is governed in a decentralised fashion, by the local
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=Status=
 
=Status=
   
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* "see its evolution at https://guifi.net/en/guifi/menu/stats/growthmap).
 
* "see its evolution at https://guifi.net/en/guifi/menu/stats/growthmap).
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=Discussion=
 
=Discussion=
   
Penny Travlou:
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"On my recent visit to Barcelona in the context of the Confine project, Guifi.net founder Ramon Roca took me to Gurb, the village he comes from. There, in 2003 Guifi.net was started when Ramon realized that he would never get good bandwidth at a fair price in this remote area in sight of the foothills of the Pyrenees. Ramon, who is an IT professional but keeps his working life and activities with Guifi.net separated, found that he could get broadband by using WiFi to connect to a public building in the outskirts of a nearby small town, Vic. Since then, Guifi.net has grown to become the largest Wifi community network in Europe, with currently more than 25.000 nodes. It is not entirely correct anymore to call it a wireless community network since a growing number of nodes is created by fiber-optic cable. Since Ramon and his collaborators have found out how relatively easy it is to work with fiber he is on a new mission, to get fiber to the curb to as many houses as possible.
 
"On my recent visit to Barcelona in the context of the Confine project, Guifi.net founder Ramon Roca took me to Gurb, the village he comes from. There, in 2003 Guifi.net was started when Ramon realized that he would never get good bandwidth at a fair price in this remote area in sight of the foothills of the Pyrenees. Ramon, who is an IT professional but keeps his working life and activities with Guifi.net separated, found that he could get broadband by using WiFi to connect to a public building in the outskirts of a nearby small town, Vic. Since then, Guifi.net has grown to become the largest Wifi community network in Europe, with currently more than 25.000 nodes. It is not entirely correct anymore to call it a wireless community network since a growing number of nodes is created by fiber-optic cable. Since Ramon and his collaborators have found out how relatively easy it is to work with fiber he is on a new mission, to get fiber to the curb to as many houses as possible.

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