Learn about the projects that have received funding
The following is an overview of three projects funded by FRIDA under each of its thematic categories. To learn more about all the projects funded by the program, check out our project database.
The project involves the implementation of origin validation for BGP routes in RENATA’s network backbone, which provides interconnection services to SNCTI in Colombia and the rest of the world. Specifically, the project will focus on the major exchange points in Bogotá (which provides connectivity to the Clara Network) and in Barranquilla (which provides Internet connectivity).
Coding Rights is a group of Latin American women based in Brazil and dedicated to the promotion of fundamental rights in the digital world by integrating knowledge and use of technology and the arts in public policy and other processes.
Community Networks have been depending since their inception on modifying existing off-the-shelf routers to adapt them to their particular needs. Software development originated in Community Network groups and the Free Software movement as a whole have pushed the barriers of innovation and helped commercial enterprises develop new products over the years.
News about the projects that have received funding
- Instituto Atlântico of Brazil was selected as one of the winners of the FRIDA Grants Program with their proposal to develop a low-cost device to create Internet interconnection infrastructure for people living in remote and disconnected areas of Latin America, such as the northwest of Brazil. Mesh Connect, as the project is titled, seeks to […]
- The proposal by NIC.ar for developing a solution to automatically and regularly survey the domain names registered with a NIC was selected as one of the winners of last year’s edition of LACNIC’s FRIDA Program. In her interview with LACNIC News, Romina Auletta Guirado of NIC Argentina mentioned that the goals of the tool developed by […]
- FRIDA, LACNIC’s regional fund for strengthening the Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean, is opening this year’s call for proposals for funding innovative projects that promote Internet stability, security, and openness in the region. The 2021 edition of the program will fund projects in three categories: Internet Stability and Security, Open and Free Internet, […]
- Argentina’s University of Palermo is working on an initiative to optimize latency and therefore improve Internet user experience. Its technical innovation led this project to be selected as one of the winners of the grants offered by LACNIC’s FRIDA Program. The funds will be used to train and incorporate new researchers for the purpose of […]
- The purpose of the Right to Share on a Free Internet project by Fundación Vía Libre (FVL) is to reduce potential negative impacts of the implementation of copyright law in online networks and platforms and to provide information that will allow organizations and users to defend their content when unduly reported. The initiative received a […]