Spain and UK innovative work
I was really amazed to see this post today, it just proves that citizens are coming up with solutions for themselves, and seed corn funding/support can enable knowledge transfer between countries.
We should encourage more of this, to fill in all the gaps we know exist everywhere. New businesses would start up and provide competition for the telcos who are throttling innovative practices and preventing the citizen having access whilst at the same time assuring governments that they have access. (Openzone is a standing joke).
http://guifi.net/ has 16410 nodes in operation serving countless customers.