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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, @12:01PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2016, @12:01PM (#295236)

    http://consume.net [consume.net] were trying to do this sort of thing back in 2000 in London - unfortunately I was 60 miles away in the sticks, and also the cost of equipment at that time was prohibitive. Judging by their website nothing ever came of their plans.