|Name||Cape Town Wireless User Group|
|Sector||Digital commons, open wifi access|
|Year of beginning||2005|
|People involved||Over 1500 user sites all around Cape Town|
|Who started the initiative (NGO, public administration, association)||Association of citizens|
|Type of commons||Digital|
|Object||The Cape Town Wireless User Group started in 2005 as the brainchild of a group of friends in Cape Town, South Africa and it now reaches over 1500 community members. It is a community based not for profit wireless network in Cape Town, which aims at promoting the use and understanding of wireless equipment as well as providing an open wifi network for the whole city.
CTWUG is also a learning experience for every new user who learns by joining and setting up a node.
How does it work?
As the website explain, the CTWUG network works much like a small version of the internet. Many houses, buildings and high sites make up a mesh of interconnected nodes able to pass traffic along to the next, making it possible to connect all nodes on the network.
The website of the organization also helps its community members thanks to a chat and an online forum .