Here at Community Bridge, we don’t support the contemporary advertisement paradigm. We do, however, want to show our support for ethical and just organizations and projects. As such, here is an overview of some great work that we believe deserves attention.
MassMesh is a volunteer organization working to build community owned wireless networks across Boston. Using their custom routers, they advocate for neighborhoods to form internet buying clubs, essentially by purchasing a gigabit internet plan with your regular ISP, and sharing that plan with your neighbors by allowing them to connect to it via your peer to peer community network. This is a great way to cut the cost of internet, reduce your support of your ISP, and to more affordably build a community owned infrastructure in under-served communities that have limited internet access.