As protests against police violence continue, members of NYC Mesh built a network that provides internet access to the encampment without relying on Internet Service Providers.
The community-owned NYC Mesh is creating a massive database of traffic cameras to track police abuse.
NYC Mesh's leaders hope the disaster highlights the need for better, universal broadband free of monopoly domination.
With the installation of "Supernode 3," NYC Mesh now covers large swaths of both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The NYC Mesh meetup group has partnered with two internet exchanges to provide high speed connections without going through the telecom giant.
How three separate projects are working to provide free high speed wifi to New York City.