LibreRouter is a free hardware and software router, designed and produced with features that aim to make it easier for communities to install their own mesh network.
During 2019, the first version of this device went into production and is expected to be tested and used in different community networks around the world.
One of the difficulties encountered to advance with its implementation, has been the approval required in some countries for its operation. In Colombia, the entity in charge of certification is the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC), to whom a request was submitted to confirm whether the certification process was required for its implementation in the country. At the end of October, the CRC issued a notification confirming that this process is not required for use in Colombia. This gives the CRC a free hand to carry out tests and implementations in community networks or other citizen connectivity initiatives.
Download the document: CRC Communication on LibreRouter
Currently, local organizations such as NuestraRed.org , Semillero Red Fusa Libre and Colnodo have LibreRouter equipment for testing, training and implementation.
Note originally published in Spanish at https://redescomunitarias.co/es/noticias/librerouter-con-via-libre-para-ser-probado-en-redes-comunitarias-en-colombia