An open access success story in the face of massive adversity (Hurricane Sandy)

With the clean up following Hurricane Sandy continuing, we thought we’d share the story of Red Hook. This story demonstrates a key benefit of open-access mesh networks – resiliance.

The residents of Red Hook Houses in New York were without power, water and heat for a time, and traditional cellular coverage was spotty at best. However, the residents were still able to access the public internet via the Red Hook Initiative – an open-access community mesh wireless network.


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