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May 30, 2012 4:27 PM Subscribe
Consumer cooperatives for internet services ? Examples and 'how was it done' type information ?
posted by southof40 to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I'm interested to hear of consumer cooperatives whose sole purpose is to provide a service over the internet.
In some senses this would be like KickStarter except the cooperative members would own the resulting entity.
I want to exclude cooperatives who have a internet based service as an adjunct to the primary purpose (such as Credit Unions who offer internet banking), what I'm after is more like a 'Cooperative ISP' or a 'Cooperative Webmail', etc.
I'm assuming such entities exist and just a pointer to them would be good but if you know .... their history and how they deal with :
* Initial and ongoing capital raising
* Management issues when members are geographically widespread
that would be good too !