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dc.title Best practices in designing low-cost community wireless networks en
dc.contributor.author Dulík, Tomáš
dc.contributor.author Bližňák, Michal
dc.contributor.author Jašek, Roman
dc.relation.ispartof Social and Economic Effects of Community Wireless Networks and Infrastructures
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4666-2997-4
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.citation.spage 215
dc.citation.epage 235
dc.type bookPart
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher IGI Global
dc.identifier.doi 10.4018/978-1-4666-2997-4.ch012
dc.relation.uri https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/best-practices-designing-low-cost/74455
dc.description.abstract The Czech Republic (CR) has been ranked the 1st among the countries of the European Union (EU) countries in the growth rate of broadband access. The Internet penetration rate has increased by 48 percent between 2005 and 2011. This high growth rate is driven by the entry of new operators and the proliferation of Community Wireless Networks (CWNs). The CR holds the first place in EU in the number of newly entered operators. There are 1150 companies providing Internet access in 601 Czech towns and 5645 villages. In addition, a number of community wireless networks have emerged as an alternative of these commercial Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Their main purpose is to increase the affordability and penetration of broadband Internet in the country. This chapter discusses the contribution of CWNs to the proliferation and affordability of broadband access in the CR, focusing on the reasons for their success and popularity. Their key success factors include obtaining a non-profit status, engaging academics, and cooperating with government entities. They formed the CZFree.net forum for experts and volunteers to exchange information and best practices with respect to new technologies, design considerations, and technical and social issues. It also articulates on technology options and best practices for building low-cost CWNs. Furthermore, the chapter discusses the role of the Netural czFree eXchange association in aggregating their technical, financial, and personal resources of individual CWNs. Thanks to this association and the CZFree.net forum, CWNs in the CR have become influential competitors in the local telecommunication industry. © 2013, IGI Global. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Applied Informatics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1008037
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28140/13:43868061!RIV14-MSM-28140___
utb.identifier.obdid 43868152
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84893266080
utb.source c-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-27T08:47:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-27T08:47:41Z
utb.identifier.utb-sysno 78268
utb.identifier.nkp 006695544
utb.contributor.internalauthor Dulík, Tomáš
utb.contributor.internalauthor Bližňák, Michal
utb.contributor.internalauthor Jašek, Roman
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