Region: Europe | Country : Greece

Executive Summary

Sarantaporo.gr is a non-profit organization that aims to revitalize communities by providing Internet connectivity and technology education in rural Greece. Officially established in 2013, the organization has grown from connecting the mountain village of Sarantaporo to providing high-speed Wi-Fi to residents, organizations, and visitors in 15 different villages in the area. With volunteer labor, a number of grants, and a longstanding partnership with the University of Applied Sciences of Thessaly, Sarantaporo.gr NPO works to help villagers incorporate connectivity into their daily lives. Conceiving of Internet access as a commons, the organization endeavors to foster community-oriented mindsets in order to ensure the sustainability of the initiative. This case highlights the importance of active community participation and investment in implementing and maintaining Internet connectivity and common infrastructure in small villages and towns.

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