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Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:59
WasabiNet
A couple exicitng things happened over the past few days! First, FCC Chairman Wheeler confirmed that the agency plans to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act and implement bright line rules that...
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:25
WasabiNet
Top sites on the Internet, including Netflix and Reddit, will display today a constant "loading" symbol -- the so-called "loading pinwheel" or, alternately, the Spinning Wheel of Death.  It's part of Internet Slowdown Day.   They believe in...
Thu, 06/26/2014 - 21:01
WasabiNet
This was a proposal submitted to the 2014 Arch Grants funding competition.  Sadly, we didn't make the final round, but we're posting the proposal's details here on request from community mesh wifi enthusiast. A related topic is our rooftop solar mesh...
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 23:56
WasabiNet
TDLR version:Shields are absolutely necessary for any radios hung on the same mast.  Homemade shields described below will work, but you might as well just buy the $28 prefab RF Armor shields for Nanostation here and Nanostation Loco here. Longer...
Mon, 02/17/2014 - 16:58
WasabiNet
The "Wireless Battle of the Mesh" is an event that brings together people from across the globe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., BMX, 802.11s, and OLSR (which is what we use here at...
Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:35
WasabiNet
Oh boy!  Last year, while attending the International Summit on Community Wireless Networks (http://wirelesssummit.org) last October, Ben had a chance to meet up again with the emmient Luka Mustafa (Musti) of WLAN Slovenija.  They're pretty cool,...
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 19:04
WasabiNet
As you have likely already read, recently the FCC's "net neutrality rules were partially struck down today by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which said the Commission did not properly justify its anti-discrimination and...
Wed, 11/27/2013 - 19:43
STL Activist Hub
Here's a November 21 statement from the Missouri NEA site: (Jefferson City, MO) Today education leaders from the American Federation of Teachers, Missouri National Education Association and the Missouri State Teachers Association issued the following...
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 19:16
WasabiNet
Ben West, co-founder of WasabiNet, was in fact interviewed last month by New York Times writer Kate Murphy in research of her recent article about community-based mesh wireless networks.  Unfortunately, we didn't make the final cut, being edited out...
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 23:32
WasabiNet
Ben West, WasabiNet's co-founder, is off to Berlin for this year's International Summit for Community Wireless Networks (IS4CWN), being hosted by the Open Technology Institute of the New America Foundation. Exciting! Aufregend (in German)!...