Locheilnet – the expectations of a community broadband initiative

Cover photo: https://www.locheilnet.co.uk/ The recent Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband plan aims to supply 95% of the country with fibre broadband by 2020 (https://www.scotlandsuperfast.com/). But what does this mean for the 5% of the population not covered by this scheme? By omitting some citizens who have just as much right to fast broadband, the main infrastructure… Continue reading Locheilnet – the expectations of a community broadband initiative

Public transport and socio-political change in Curitiba

Public transport is an essential infrastructure in developing countries. It allows disadvantaged categories of people to get access to basic services, and it is more efficient than private transport. A good public transport system should be easy, convenient, fast, safe, clean, and affordable, but its development often encounters problems connected to industry structure, financial sustainability,… Continue reading Public transport and socio-political change in Curitiba

Blockchain Technology: an emergent, political infrastructure

‘Blockchain’ is a digital, social and material network which is supposedly set to democratically restructure the movement and flow – but also the control and management – of data. It comes with associated infrastructural, global-reaching, future-oriented imaginaries (see Fig. 2). Indeed, it is by examining blockchain through an infrastructural lens that we can trace this… Continue reading Blockchain Technology: an emergent, political infrastructure