community networks

TeleCommunity Resource Center

Bastrop, TX

The TeleCommunity Resource Center (TCRC) project is a non-profit program created to advocate and help develop benefits of Internet technology for all communities, especially those in rural and underserved areas. We also work to assist ‘virtual communities’ of people with shared interests.

The fundamental TCRC objective is encouragement and support for locally directed Internet projects; our primary strategy is using the many resources already available from public and private organizations, supplementing those existing resources as needed with current information, planning and consulting resources, plus assistance securing financial support.

Metropolitan Austin Interactive Network

Bastrop, TX

MAIN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to establish and operate efficiently a community-access computer network. The purpose of this network is information sharing and communication among the people and governmental, educational, commercial, cultural, religious, and civic organizations, in order to enhance lives and make the best use of community resources.

MAIN is a non-profit corporation registered with the State of Texas, with filed formal Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. It has received 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Davis Community Network

Davis, CA

Davis Community Network is a nonprofit organization that provides internet-related services and support to local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, schools and individuals. We’re putting the power of the internet in the hands of people and organizations to connect, engage, and build a stronger community.

DCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education and community service organization, founded in 1993. DCN is dedicated to helping local people take advantage of and benefit from the new information and communication technologies and services associated with the Internet and media convergence.

Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network (CUWiN)

Urbana, IL

CUWiN (the Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network) is a world-renowned coalition of wireless developers and community volunteers committed to providing low-cost, do-it-yourself, community-controlled alternatives to contemporary broadband models. CUWiN is fiscally sponsored by the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, a non-profit 501c3.

Our mission is to develop decentralized, community-owned networks that foster democratic cultures and local content. Through advocacy and through our commitment to open source technology, we support organic networks that grow to meet the needs of their community.

To achieve that mission CUWiN maintains international and domestic partnerships with dozens of research institutions, not-for-profit organizations, community groups, businesses, universities, and government institutions. To inquire about becoming a CUWiN partner, send an email to

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