Davis Community Network

     (Redirected from DCN)
Office Location
1623 5th St.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 750-1170
Tax ID
Founded 1994. Officially tax-exempt 1996.


The Davis Community Network, also known as [WWW]DCN, uses Internet resources to build local and regional community. It was founded in 1994 as the area's first non-university Internet access provider and is the registrant of the [WWW] netblock and the manager of the davis.ca.us geographic domain. Today, it provides web, e-mail list and calendar resources to hundreds of local organizations, and maintains an extensive directory of local web resources.

Their [WWW]mission statement is "...to strengthen the community by helping people understand and benefit from participation in the electronic information era." Some of DCN's activities and resources include:

DCN is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It relies in large part on public support. If you'd like to help it reach its fundraising goal of $20,000 for FY2006, please see [WWW]this PDF or [WWW]DCN's page at Network for Good.

DCN is not an ISP. It has a contractual agreement with [WWW]Omsoft Technologies to manage dialup subscribers, and to help manage DCN's Network Operations Center at 1623 5th St.

DCN was the first off-campus ISP in Davis, beginning in 1994. As commercial ISP's appeared, DCN arranged an ISP partnership relationship with Omsoft Technologies, which pays to DCN a small portion of subscriber income to support our main efforts. ["Users/RichardLowenberg" Richard Lowenberg was the executive director from date to date.

Though supported by outside grants (principally from CalTrans and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting) in its startup years, DCN has had partial, and now total local support since its inception. DCN is partnership based, and was begun with participation by UCD, the City of Davis and the DJUSD. It has a long running partnership with the Yolo Elections Office.

Davis Wiki was featured in the DCNews email newsletter on 5-25-2005

In The Spotlight
Currently in the DCN Community Spotlight is the DavisWiki
web site, at: http://www.daviswiki.org/

OK. We've said it here before. We really like this site.
Started by a few friends on the UCD campus, it now has
thousands of active participants. DavisWiki is a great
addition to community Internetworking in Davis. Take a look.
If there's something you can't find on DCN, it may be on DavisWiki.

This is a Wiki Spot wiki. Wiki Spot is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps communities collaborate via wikis.