12 reasons

Here’s a list of our reasons for building a community-owned mesh network:

  • Self configuring (simple!)
  • Emergency community networking (for next hurricane)
  • Freedom from the telecom oligopoly of Time Warner, Verizon, Comcast
  • A neutral network that does not block or discriminate content
  • No personal data collection
  • Public wifi access points
  • Decentralized, no single point of failure
  • Community building with highly localized websites
  • Close the digital divide
  • Potentially higher symmetrical bandwidth than provided by the oligopoly
  • Creating an infrastructure commons. The community owns the network.
  • Eventual self-sufficient network as alternative to internet