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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.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2016, @04:44PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 27 2016, @04:44PM (#295392)

    That is one of the problems I quickly ran into when I was trying to do mesh. It is lack of users. It is a big one.

    For a mesh like this of this power rating to work you need LOTS of users. Like along the lines of what you are saying 1 every 100-200 feet. Think thousands and thousands for a small city.

    The other problem was over saturation of particular nodes. The third was what I called 'jerks'. How do you deal with a jerk who also is needed to be a lynchpin in a network?

    It *could* work. But the problem is lack of understanding for most people and apathy.