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Shame on FCC HELLO SERVAL MESH!. We could have had nationwide WiFi  FCC auctioned off the 700Mhz spectrum in 2008 for $19.1 billion  Telecoms bought.

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1 Shame on FCC HELLO SERVAL MESH!

2 We could have had nationwide WiFi  FCC auctioned off the 700Mhz spectrum in 2008 for $19.1 billion  Telecoms bought and have sat on the old analog tv channels  This could have been used for free wifi, nationwide  In Jan 2015 they auctioned off the 2100Mhz spectrum for $44.9 billion  Telecoms again bought this valuable wireless spectrum  It remains to be seen what will be done with it, but it doesn’t look like freedom was a major factor

3 The Serval Project “Communications should not just be for the geographically, financially otherwise fortunate — for it is the unfortunate who need it most. ”

4 The range extender Can be plugged into any usb port for power and increases the mesh range significantly

5 Guerilla Internet Uses the sun and repurposed satellite dishes to extend range even further

6 Plans for an open source WiFi tower Made mostly out of pvc and aluminum

7 Mesh Networks can do more than just phone calls  Burning Man uses mesh networking to connect to portable servers enabling people at the event to be online on a “private” internet  The Occupy movement routinely used mesh networking as a political strategy for increased autonomy

8 Other projects of interest The free network foundation The Apache software foundation Serval https://thefnf.org/http://www.apache.org/http://www.servalproject.org/

9 Download the android app!  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.servalproject https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.servalproject  Sorry no iPhone yet its not open source…


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