Community Network is a proven technology, with success stories from in Iran, Egypt, Russia, South Africa, Nigeria, Tunisia and Brazil. Digital Empowerment Foundation and AirJaldi in India; Nepal Wireless in Nepal;Mesh Bukav and Mesh Goma in Africa;GufiNet in Spain;Taswireless in Tasmania are just some of the names in the area of community networks.

Community Network Exchange (CNX) aims to develop a platform where community network providerscan share their learning, experience, regulatory, spectrum, licensing, technological barrier and many other issues to discuss it further. It will also give an opportunity to fellows who were part of training & exchange activity to share their learning and experiences and share policy briefing papers, among others.

Towards this goal, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), Internet Society (ISOC) and Association of Progressive Communities (APC) are organising the first annual Community Network Summit 2017 to collaborate within and among community network providers.