- Fundación VivirEnLaFinca
- Civil Society
NuestraRed.org has been operating in the departments of Risaralda, Quindío and Valle del Cauca, Colombia, for four years. It includes 23 nodes intended to provide Internet connectivity based on a sustainable, community-operated model in different locations, which were fully or partially disconnected and isolated prior to this initiative.
The project network is implemented using open software. NuestraRed.org constantly documents its technical efforts to make the initiative easy to replicate. https://nuestrared.org/Ibc5d00eb8738f07118b29e4dcfab6555. This has allowed them to provide technical support and advice to other networks in the process of implementation, including RedINC in Cauca and RedCoManí in Maní Casanare (Colombia). These networks are being built by peasants and rural communities with the support of Colnodo Civil Association (FRIDA Grant 2018).
NuestraRed.org has a captive portal that displays local content, Wikipedia, Wikicontended, content offered by the Rachel portal for education, health, guided and self-directed learning, books, a library, and a chat feature for local communication between users and nodes. All content is open source and receives an average of 150 visitors each day.
The network now covers 200 square km with approximately 250 users per month, having reached a total of 12,000 users in its four years of operation. Its monthly traffic is 2,000 MB, totaling 96,000 MB over four years. There are approximately 5,000 clicks per month to Wikipedia (a total of 240,000 visits) and close to 4,500 clicks to multimedia content (a total of 216,000 visits).