Community Networks and Alternative Communication Processes

Monday, 16 July 2018: 17:30
Oral Presentation
Tonatiuh LAY, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
The exclusion of access to the broadcasting, telecommunications and Internet media to which various communities and indigenous peoples have been marginalized has led to community organization in some parts of the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Quintana Roo, in order to achieve the rights and the services stipulated in the Telecommunications Constitutional Reform of 2013. This paper aims to describe and analyze those processes of community organization for the management and self-management of technological devices and their operation, as well as the impact of its use in the community itself and the surrounding areas, in a context where commercial broadcasting and telecommunications seek to cover all areas without allowing not only competition but also preventing the development of peoples and communities. Also, analyze these processes from the concepts of autonomy, Internet governance and communitarianism.