As long as a community network continues to struggle for survival it must
devote the a large portion of it's activity to achieving sustainability.
Sustainability brings a stability that allows the community net to concentrate
more effort on communications, training and outreach.
A stable community network helps organizations plan and build. A stable
community net assists in a variety of ways; promoting discussion or special
events, seeking input or immediate feedback.
This communication reduces the need for supported organizations to invest in costly, special purpose
technologies to reach a specific audience.
Community networks increase the general level of literacy and proficiency
with computer mediated communications (CMC).
As a result, organizations and businesses gain access to a population
with improved proficiency in CMC (...often quite advanced
A stable community network becomes an growing force in the community, seeking
out new partnerships with government, business, and community groups of all
descriptions. Installing public access terminals in public locations such as
libraries and senior citizen homes creates new linkages and binds the community closer