Community Wireless
   Networks
        Dana Spiegel
     Executive Director
Public Wireless Networks



Community Wireless
Municipal Wireless
Commercial Hotspots
Community Wireless
Community Wireless
Grassroots organizations with public interest
Free Wi-Fi hotspots or networks of hotspots
Open source t...
NYCwireless

Advocate for Public Hotspots
Non-profit
Volunteer-based
Public-space and semi-public space
Education
Policy
Un...
Municipal Wireless
Started with Philadelphia, but now lots are doing it
Biggest success is Chaska, MN
Mostly small and med...
Philosophy

Investment in city’s future
Raising the floor for base level access
Not competitive with existing broadband
Sus...
Internet Users

    Dial-up



              Broadband
Not Online
Internet Users


Primary
Market
Strategy

Involve community
Include wireline plans
Hybrid network deployment – backhaul,
distribution, organization
Public...
Plan


Include low cost service level
Secured, prioritized access for public safety
Holistic plan – equipment, computers, ...
Business Models

Sponsorship – NYCwireless
Government owned and operated
Government owned, operated by contractor
Non-profi...
Public Hotspots
Hardware
Software
Captive Portal



WifiDog
NoCat
Pyramid Linux
OpenWRT
Mesh



CUWiNware (HSLS)
Freifunk, Germany (OLSR)
Roofnet, MIT (SrcRR)
LocustWorld (AODV)
Mesh
                            Node
Mesh
Node
              Mesh
              Node
                                    ...
Creating a Public Hotspot

Technology choices
Site survey
Installation
Training
Fund-raising
Volunteers
Projects
NYCwireless
SuperNode
Wi-Fi Thank You
Wireless Community
Spectropolis
New York Live
NYCwireless
 Hotspots
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Stuyvesant Cove Park
     Solar One
Madison Square Park
Wireless Networking in
    the Developing World
A practical guide to planning and building low-cost
        telecommunicat...
Contact
       dana@nycwireless.net
    http://www.nycwireless.net
http://www.wirelesscommunity.info
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Community Wireless Networks (Nov 18 2006)

  1. 1. Community Wireless Networks Dana Spiegel Executive Director
  2. 2. Public Wireless Networks Community Wireless Municipal Wireless Commercial Hotspots
  3. 3. Community Wireless
  4. 4. Community Wireless Grassroots organizations with public interest Free Wi-Fi hotspots or networks of hotspots Open source technology innovation More than just internet access Intended to address local issues Each is unique Laid the groundwork for municipal and commercial Worldwide
  5. 5. NYCwireless Advocate for Public Hotspots Non-profit Volunteer-based Public-space and semi-public space Education Policy Under-served communities
  6. 6. Municipal Wireless Started with Philadelphia, but now lots are doing it Biggest success is Chaska, MN Mostly small and medium-sized cities Availability, ubiquity, affordability Multiple business models (public, private, and in- between) Public sector applications Biggest driver is broadband competition (or lack thereof)
  7. 7. Philosophy Investment in city’s future Raising the floor for base level access Not competitive with existing broadband Sustainable (not free?!) Create a marketplace, encourage competition Digital divide important, but not primary driver Supplemental connectivity
  8. 8. Internet Users Dial-up Broadband Not Online
  9. 9. Internet Users Primary Market
  10. 10. Strategy Involve community Include wireline plans Hybrid network deployment – backhaul, distribution, organization Public amenity – free in public spaces Applications – communication, emergency services, government services Build infrastructure, let ISPs use it (common carrier)
  11. 11. Plan Include low cost service level Secured, prioritized access for public safety Holistic plan – equipment, computers, training Partner with local non-profits and others Upgrades after 4-5 years
  12. 12. Business Models Sponsorship – NYCwireless Government owned and operated Government owned, operated by contractor Non-profit For-profit partnership Earthlink doesn’t want to be a network operator, just an ISP
  13. 13. Public Hotspots
  14. 14. Hardware
  15. 15. Software
  16. 16. Captive Portal WifiDog NoCat Pyramid Linux OpenWRT
  17. 17. Mesh CUWiNware (HSLS) Freifunk, Germany (OLSR) Roofnet, MIT (SrcRR) LocustWorld (AODV)
  18. 18. Mesh Node Mesh Node Mesh Node Mesh Mesh Node Node Mesh Node Mesh Node Mesh Mesh Node Node Mesh Node Mesh Node
  19. 19. Creating a Public Hotspot Technology choices Site survey Installation Training Fund-raising Volunteers
  20. 20. Projects
  21. 21. NYCwireless SuperNode
  22. 22. Wi-Fi Thank You
  23. 23. Wireless Community
  24. 24. Spectropolis
  25. 25. New York Live
  26. 26. NYCwireless Hotspots
  27. 27. Brooklyn Bridge Park
  28. 28. Stuyvesant Cove Park Solar One
  29. 29. Madison Square Park
  30. 30. Wireless Networking in the Developing World A practical guide to planning and building low-cost telecommunications infrastructure http://www.wndw.net
  31. 31. Contact dana@nycwireless.net http://www.nycwireless.net http://www.wirelesscommunity.info

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