Building a local network in your neighborhood
For exhaustive and detailed background material, please read the Wireless Networks In The Developing World book in it's entirety. It is an exhaustive reference and covers all aspects of a network deployment. However it's quite technical and detailed. You may not want to be an expert, and prefer a more streamlined experience. For that the FNF has produced the following documents, which cover the bare essentials of getting a network up and running. This documentation is based on eating/sleeping/living/breathing the tech/processes etc covered in WNDW and performing dozens and dozens of network / colo / server / application deployments.
You can also review our training course (currently in development) Building_and_Operating_Free_Networks . Once it's completed, we'll offer it over the internet or in person in return for a donation to the FNF.