To Save Net Neutrality, We Must Build Our Own Internet

We must end our reliance​ on big telecom monopolies and build decentralized, affordable, locally owned internet infrastructure.


I Tested Out the World’s First Off-the-Shelf Mesh Net Creator

goTenna Mesh is now available for anyone.


Now You Can Build Your Own Private Mesh Network With Phones and Radios

The goTenna Mesh, a small radio device launching on Kickstarter, may bring the masses to mesh networking. A chat with the CEO, Daniela Perdomo.


How a DIY Network Plans to Subvert Time Warner Cable's NYC Internet Monopoly

The NYC Mesh meetup group has partnered with two internet exchanges to provide high speed connections without going through the telecom giant.


The Community-Owned ISPs Building an Alternative to Big Telecom in New York City

How three separate projects are working to provide free high speed wifi to New York City.


This App Would Let Dissidents Share Video When Governments Shut Off the Internet

The ideal app for dissent spreads and mutates offline.


Two Years Later, Where Is Occupy's Internet?

Catching up with Isaac Wilder, who we first met during the height of Occupy actions as he and a small band of hackers set out to build the people's Internet.


A New Airborne WiFi Virus Spreads Like the Common Cold

Airborne viruses could expose protesters and activists using wireless mesh networks.


Former FCC Chairman: Share Your Wifi for the Good of America

Because our telecommunications systems should be safeguarded against any eventuality—including a future would-be American Mubarak or Gaddafi too?


Practically Nonideological: A Chat with Ethan Zuckerman

When diplomats from nearly 200 countries descend upon Dubai this December to renegotiate the International Telecommunications Regulations, the onerous United Nations treaty that lords over telephone, radio and T.V. networks and that ""may be extended...


Occupying the Occupied Internet

The Web is falling back into the hands of corporations, and it’s time to fight back.