8.0 COMMUNITY NETWORK DEVELOPMENT.

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8.01 COMMUNITY NETWORK DEFINITION

ICNA shall recognize as a community network a website which the ICNA Board determines to be:

  1. A common gateway to information about the community served.
  2. Representative of the entire community served.
  3. Supported and administered by a board, panel, or committee of recognized community leaders (e.g. officials of local public schools, public libraries, government, higher education, business and/or service organizations).
  4. Economically self-supporting, with good prospects for its long-term maintenance and upkeep.
  5. Accessible via local dial-in to all residents of the community served.
  6. Compliance with ICNA standards.

8.02 DEVELOPMENTAL MODEL.

For every community in Indiana, ICNA advocates, and will offer assistance for:

  1. The development of a community network/community information gateway.
  2. The organization of a local board formed by community leaders for the purpose of accepting responsibility for the content made available via its local community network.
  3. The development of a business plan to support the on-going development and maintenance of the local community network.
  4. Providing local dial-in access to every telephone exchange within the community served.
  5. Compliance with all ICNA standards.

INDIANA COMMUNITY NETWORK ASSOCIATION
Board Policy Manual
Current as of 1/17/97
Section 8.0, Page - 8.0