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PC World plugs Mesh Networks, Wireless Conference, and WasabiNet!

on Fri, 06/18/2010 - 4:06pm

Why I'd Choose St. Louis for Google's Gigabit Fiber Project
by Phil Shapiro

http://www.pcworld.com/article/199226/article.html

"The economics of mesh networks is fascinating and holds out the promise of bringing basic Internet connectivity to all residents of a neighborhood at a minimal cost – and for some residents, at no cost. When I heard about Google's plans to bring gigabit fiber-optic Internet to a given number of communities in the United States, I started monitoring which communities had existing plans to roll out mesh networks. Such networks are often grassroots projects, organized by tech-savvy community activists. One of the most interesting of these is WasabiNet, organized by some good people in St. Louis. A quick perusal of this project's Website reveals that this project is for real and has been well thought out."