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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: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday January 27 2016, @11:08PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Wednesday January 27 2016, @11:08PM (#295640) Journal

    This is the news I have been waiting for for years. I am all over this. I am so tired of Time Warner Cable, which is weirdly the only possibility in my little corner of Brooklyn.

    These guys in Red Hook are right down the hill from me in Park Slope; I am definitely jumping onboard with them. I know next to nothing about networking, but I'll happily learn to gain that measure of freedom.

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