This book reflects many of the ideas discussed by the members of
the Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) of the
United Nations Internet Governance Forum, between 2017 and
2018. The Editor would like to express gratitude to all the DC3
members for their precious inputs.
The editor would like to thank the Fundação Getulio Vargas
(FGV)1 Law School, for being a source of intellectual stimulation
and guidance, inspiring this research effort; the Internet Society
(ISOC),2 for generously supporting the publication of this book and
for its commitment to strengthening and promoting community
networks globally; and the International Telecommunication Union
(ITU),3 for showing openness in exploring the incredible potential of
community networks to foster connectivity and for demonstrating
perceptiveness in supporting this publication.
1 FGV is a world-renowned institution of research and quality education. In 2018, FGV was deemed
as one of the top 10 think tanks in the world, according to the Global Go To Think Tanks Index
2017, produced by the Pennsylvania University. Besides being the 7th most influential think tank
globally, FGV has been ranked as the most influential think tank in Latin America over the past
nine years. Currently, FGV has 10 Schools and more than 50 Applied Research Centres in the
areas of economics, business administration, public administration, law, social sciences, applied
mathematics and international relations. See <>.
2 ISOC is a global cause-driven organisation governed by a diverse Board of Trustees that is
dedicated to ensuring that the Internet stays open, transparent and defined by the users. ISOC
currently features more than 140 member organisations and 130 local and regional chapters,
bringing together ISOC members and facilitating a number of programmes and activities. See
3 ITU is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies.
ITU is committed to connecting the entire world’s people – wherever they live and whatever
their means. ITU is organisation based on public-private partnership since its inception and
currently has a membership of 193 countries and almost 800 private-sector entities and
academic institutions. Through its work, ITU protects and supports everyone’s fundamental right
to communicate. See <>.

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