Get Connected

To get connected to NYC Mesh, you’ll need a line of sight from your rooftop or window to one of our supernodes or hubs, or to a LinkNYC kiosk. Check our map to see if you're in the network coverage zone. And if you’re not yet in range, keep checking back as our network is always expanding, or volunteer to help us grow towards your neighborhood.

We do not charge a fee to join our network. Once you're connected, we ask that you give a minimum monthly donation of $20.

To begin the process of getting connected, consider which of the three installation methods you would like and fill in the form below.


There are three ways you can get connected:

Method 1: Schedule a Volunteer-Led Install

For a one-time fee of $110 for hardware and $50 for labor, our volunteer team can install hardware on your rooftop or outside your window to get you connected. Read the FAQ to learn about volunteer-led installs and then fill out the form above.

Once you submit, we'll get back to you requesting a panorama photo from your rooftop or window to assess your line of sight. If you don’t receive a response within five minutes, check your email’s spam folder.

For questions on an existing request please email us and include your node number.


Method 2: Organize a Building or Multiple-Unit Install

We’ve worked with co-ops, management companies, block associations and hotels to connect entire buildings and city blocks. To work with us to organize a large scale install, fill out the form above or contact us on email or Slack.

Method 3: Do It Yourself Install

Already know something about networking? If you’d like to try connecting to the network on your own, fill out the form above to be assigned a potential node, then follow the instructions on our docs and ask for help on our Slack.