Althea combines open source software, accessible hardware, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology towards achieving a community ISP that can be set up anywhere.
As a tool the Commotion Wireless Project has been used in a range of situations and locales. However as a concept, it has helped raise the profile and possibility of mesh networking.
In the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, KiN, or the Kaslo infoNet Society, has been able to provide high speed broadband Internet to residents at reasonable prices.
The Detroit Equitable Internet Initiative (EII) is a wireless based Internet provider, with a focus on community governance that helps ground the social and economic development in the priorities and needs of the community itself.
Rather than begin by building a comprehensive guide, our plan is to build an actual micro-ISP, and share the process via this series. This includes sharing the stories of other community based ISPs, as we’ve done and will continue to do, which are both a source of inspiration and knowledge.