Our network consists of Wi-Fi router “nodes”, “supernodes” and fiber spread throughout the city. The network connects directly to the internet backbone, so we do not rely on an ISP. All of our network nodes cooperate in the distribution of data, so the network can function independently in case of emergencies or internet shutdown.
NYC Mesh is a neutral network that does not block or discriminate content. We do not collect, store, monitor, or log any user traffic or content that passes through our network.
We can connect whole buildings by wireless for speeds between 80 Mbps up to 1 Gbps, or by fiber at 20 Gbps (20,000 Mbps). The buildings we are currently planning include co-ops, a school and housing association buildings. Fiber involves an install fee and a monthly rental. For a quote, email us.
If you are a network operator, please consider peering with our open network to provide bandwidth!
We aim to create an open, resilient, neutral network that serves both for daily internet use, and for emergency use during power outages or internet disruption, running software that helps our community.
We are a community of volunteers and welcome people of all backgrounds.
The Internet SocietyNew York City Groups Take Broadband into Their Own Hands
NY Daily NewsNYC Mesh Promises to Bring 'Free' Internet to New York City with Wireless, Community-Based Service
Freifunk RadioPodcast with Elektra and Andi Bräu