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Mass Mesh is building a distributed, peer-to-peer network. All of our mesh nodes contribute to the health of their neighborhood network by relaying traffic and/or providing public access to the network.
Networks -- The Basics
Everything we use on the Internet exists in a network. In fact, everything connected to the Internet probably exists in 'many' networks simultaneously. In general, a networked computer is connected to at least two networks: LAN and WAN. For instance, when you connect to a Chromecast in your living room, you connect your phone to the Chromecast over LAN. The Chromecast in turn streams content by accessing a content provider's servers (like Netflix) over WAN.
Neighborhood networks are a network of mesh nodes that form a LAN that spans the whole neighborhood. In a neighborhood network, every node can talk to each-other using a network protocol. The protocol that we use to connect our mesh nodes is called Yggdrasil.