International Alternative Networks

International alternative networks are non-commercial agencies that strive to improve the quality of media and information in their countries. Different from imperialist electric power constructions which might be internally managed by commercial entities, they are self-sufficient non-commercial organizations that are trying to bring marketing into the 21st century. These tasks began in 1990 and have since expanded to include different media, like online video tutorials. In contrast to traditional mass media, these networks are not controlled by a central authority, but rather operate as a set of local-regional and countrywide links among individuals.

These groups propagate their ideas through organizing video reform campaigns and making the information available to everyone’s benefit. They also create new networks of interaction that can be used to help local and regional as well as global and social movement movements. They vary in terms of size, type and focus on certain characteristics. WCNs are a form of alternative network comprised of wifi-enabled networks. They communicate to transmit information from one node to the next.

These systems aren’t an exclusive movement however they share a few characteristics. One of these is the desire to provide Internet access in places in which traditional networks are unavailable or are not preferred. This article examines the legal and economic hurdles that these alternative networks have to face in addition to the governance issues. It draws lessons from eight historical precedents. It proposes a classification and an understanding of these networks. It seeks to broaden critical considerations of alternative media and communication infrastructure and takes into account the complexity and diversity in their activities.

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