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posted by martyb on Wednesday January 27 2016, @10:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the making-connections dept.

In a warehouse basement in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood late last year, a handful of self-taught network engineers gathered to casually discuss how they might make Time Warner Cable irrelevant in their lives.

Toppling—or at least subverting—a telecom monopoly is the dream of many an American, who are fed up with bait-and-switch advertising campaigns, arbitrary data caps, attacks on net neutrality, overzealous political lobbying, lackluster customer service, and passive-aggressive service cancellation experiences that are a common experience of simply being a broadband internet customer these days. The folks at NYC Mesh are actually doing something about it.

http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/how-a-diy-network-plans-to-subvert-time-warner-cables-nyc-internet-monopoly


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2016, @11:13AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2016, @11:13AM (#295225)

    The solution seems to be an access point with a multi-mile range.

    Really.....

    WiMAX as "a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiMAX [wikipedia.org]

    Maybe you should have "want"ed WiMAX while it was still commercially available. Instead of letting it die, like you did.