The Reboot: “The Infrastructural Power Beneath the Internet as We Know It”

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Ownership models for ISPs serving poor or rural areas vary from utility cooperatives to municipal and tribal government-supported networks to community networks run by and for residents. Maybe part of imagining a different distribution of the means of computation requires a flipping of the script. Rather than assuming that the internet starts as massive nodes of platform data centers and internet exchanges, perhaps the last mile is actually the first step in working toward a different vision of who should own and govern the means of computation. 

Burrington, Ingrid. “The Infrastructural Power Beneath the Internet as We Know It,” The Reboot. 22 April 2021.