WasabiNet aims to provide limited free Internet in a sustainable manner. All free users are shown the Captive Portal page when they first connect, which serves both to inform users about neighborhood events and to support the portal's advertising revenue.
The free service is a bit slower than the standard $10/mo subscription service to conserve available bandwidth.
Also, local business owners may opt to provide a separate WiFi signal on their premises specifically to provide free WiFi to their customers. This additional WiFi signal would require another router that broadcasts on a different channel, but it would still be part of the WasabiNet mesh.