German villagers build own broadband network

Too isolated and with few inhabitants, the tiny village of Löwenstedt in northern Germany is simply too small to show up on the radars of national Internet operators. 

So the villagers took their digital fate into their own hands and built a broadband Internet network of their own.

Source: thelocal.de

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So the people pay themselves to solve the problem? A different approach is guifi.net in Spain, open and collaborative network that grows with the number of people who join (I wrote about it here http://ecflabs.org/lab/innovacion/image/guifinet-una-red-libre-en-espa%C..., the article is in Spanish). See also about Open Wireless Movement (in English).

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