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Re: P2P WiFi Plan Challenges ISP Dominance
Posted by: David Jones 2017-12-20 21:01:50
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Open Garden has announced the launch of a new peer-to-peer service that allows users to share Internet connections and unused plan data for free, with compensation in a new Ethereum cryptocurrency as an extra incentive. The company is offering the service through an app that can be downloaded from Google Play. The system requires no hardware other than an Android phone to participate in the Internet access sharing. The typical customer will used the service for sharing a home or small business Internet service, or to connect with neighbors.


Re: P2P WiFi Plan Challenges ISP Dominance
Posted by: bugmenot 2018-01-12 22:08:30 In reply to: David Jones
Itís a very sad testament that Internet rates and lack of competition are so deplorable in the US that something like this is even necessary.

I look forward to the day that the average residential router can support/participate in a mesh network that renders Comcast et al obsolete, or at least greatly diminished.

Re: P2P WiFi Plan Challenges ISP Dominance
Posted by: FionaOHanlon 2017-12-23 15:19:56 In reply to: David Jones
Distributed networks are the future, the virtual monopolization of "owned" networks is an affront to democracy on-line, in virtual space but also to a global democracy. I would hope everyone reading this informative but terse article would join Open Garden immediately, as I did.
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