The Massachusetts Mesh Network

Building a net neutral, community alternative to internet service providers that cares about your privacy

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How Mesh Networks Work

Mesh networks are not just experimental network architectures — they are actively being used to connect devices in a decentralized way. This video explains how mesh networks work, and how the concept can be employed more broadly.

Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has changed the rules so that Internet Service Providers can decide to discriminate against that data that you send and receive. They can charge you more or slow down traffic in ways that maximize their profits.

We believe all data should be treated equally and will make sure that the networks we create do so.

Community Controlled

The Internet is a wonderful resource that we all can benefit from equally.

Securing Your Privacy

We believe that privacy is a human right and will build our networks so that we track only the information we need to maintain the network and will delete that information once we no longer need it.

How to Help

There are many ways you can help including publicizing our effort, fundraising and finding people willing to host routers for the network.

At the moment we are organizing a series of hardware meetups to work on our router prototype that people will be able to deploy and add to the network. Our objective is to get a low cost mesh networking router working with open source software. We are currently experimenting with LibreMesh.

Our meetings are at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge unless otherwise listed.

Mailing List

Our main mailing list is massmeshnet@lists.riseup.net. Only members can post to it.

Calendar

We have a calendar of upcoming events.

Tech Discussion

The tech group uses a Matrix discussion that anyone can join.

GitHub Repo