Quick Introduction to 802.11 & Community Wireless Networking

Neighborly thing to do.

Community networks help get people into their neighborhoods to meet each other and help each other participate.
That’s ultimately good for the city.

Extends the efforts of the city to provide Internet access. Much beyond attempts such as the terminals in the libraries.

• Some areas in San Francisco do not have access to DSL as they are in an area that isn’t served or are too far away from the Central Office. With the downturn in the economy, this problem will likely not be rectified in the near future by commercial interests.

Even if they can access the Internet, at $50 a month some folks will see food and rent as more of a priority over network access.

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