Ramón Roca

Ashoka Fellow
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Fellow since 2019
This description of Ramón Roca's work was prepared when Ramón Roca was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2019.


Ramón has created a new and sustainable way of extending internet access to the last mile in isolated communities by creating a community owned and operated network where every user co-owns and co-manages the infrastructure. He is treating internet access as a common good, rather than as a private good, while avoiding “the tragedy of the commons” which has caused so many common goods efforts to fail.

The New Idea

Open telecommunication services for citizens