Open Community Networks (Jun 29 2005)

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Open Community Networks (Jun 29 2005)

  1. 1. NYCwireless Open Community Networks Joe Plotkin & Dana Spiegel June 29, 2005
  2. 2. Open Community Network • Intend Connected Neighborhoods to act as a model and catalyst for widespread participation by government, community groups and citizens of all ages. • Demonstrate new wireless technologies as a means to create affordable and sustainable networks • Demonstrate that communities benefit when all citizens are connected June 29, 2005 2
  3. 3. NYCwireless 2.0 • Return to the roots of NYCwireless as a leader in implementation of innovative wireless networks • Help under-served communities and public spaces • Expand on the success of the three Community Access projects over the last 2 years • Much more ambitious effort requiring substantial financial support thru donations and partnerships June 29, 2005 3
  4. 4. Initial Project • Light up a micro-neighborhood in Harlem • Bring affordable and sustainable wireless broadband • Provide equipment via partner organizations • Train residents to manage network and help each other get online • Foster communication among residents through online tools • Provide a delivery mechanism for educational June 29, 2005 4
  5. 5. Architecture Connection to Backhaul via Microwave Microwave at Antenna Mesh Mesh 40Mbps Node Node Gateway Server hosts Mesh Fiber Mesh Captive Portal and Node Backhaul Node community information/ message boards Mesh Mesh Node Node Gateway Microwave Server Antenna Housing (1) Housing (2) - 1 Mesh Node per floor Indoor Mesh - Alternate front and back of building Node(s) - 5 Floors Mesh Mesh - Every other floor has a node at front of Node Node building, facing Church Distribution Point Mesh Mesh Node on Node Building Services entire block Outdoor Node Mesh (seating available) Node Mesh Mesh Node Node - 3-4 Mesh Nodes per floor Mesh - 6 Floors Node - Each floor has at least 1 node at front of building, facing Church Shelter June 29, 2005 5
  6. 6. Community Involvement • Technology choices • Site survey • Installation • Training • Fund-raising • Volunteers • Timetable June 29, 2005 6
  7. 7. Contact dana@nycwireless.net joe@nycwireless.net

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