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Learning more about community networks

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We offer classes in planning a community network, network design, community information management and related topics. We also provide training in basic Internet mastery which is an important prerequisite to other courses. There is a class suitable for any member of the community such as local leaders, network designers, educators, city planners, or interested citizens.

Our classes are taught by faculty and staff from Virginia Tech, including staff from the Blacksburg Electronic Village. No other organization can offer the combination of world class training facilities and expert instructors who are leaders and pioneers in community networks. No other community in the world has as many citizens online, and no other organization has the years of expertise that Virginia Tech has developed in the design and support of community networks.