Since 2011 community network activists from Guifi.net (Catalonia), Funkfeuer (Wien) and AWMN (Athens) are testing experimental technologies for wireless community networks and other bottom-up broadband initiatives, including: radio and link layer, routing, transport and applications.

Community-Lab started its operation in September 2012 and is used by CONFINE experiments since February 2013. The mark of 100 nodes was reached in September 2013.