Community Wireless Networks (CWNs) not only provide free or affordable Internet access but also facilitate human capital formation. They facilitate human capital accumulation by serving as a venue for brokering knowledge, providing training and enhancing access to information. Previous literature, mostly case studies, shows that CWNs support schools, improve healthcare, provide training and facilitate access to information. However, this literature does not treat these outcomes as sources of human capital. A survey instrument is used to collect evidence on how CWNs facilitate human capital formation. The data shows that CWNs serve as venues for enhancing formal and informal education, providing access to information, facilitating training and brokering knowledge among participants. We provide some conceptual details, methodical insights and policy implications in order to construct this research stream and promote CWNs as engines for economic progress.