In an effort to build a more resilient and better connected Hunts Point, THE POINT CDC, in collaboration with New America, is launching FREE HUNTS POINT COMMUNITY WIFI; a wireless mesh WIFI network, which provides free communication that is resistant to power and internet outages.
What is a wireless Mesh WIFI Network?
A wireless mesh network is designed so that small devices called “nodes”, which are commonly placed on top the building or in windows, can send and receive data and a WIFI signal to one another without an internet connection.
Why a Free WIFI Network in Hunts Point?
The Hunts Point Peninsula is a waterfront community which is home to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, various industrial and commercial businesses and residential community. Due to elevation and proximity to the waterfront, various areas of the peninsula have greate potential for flooding putting business and residents at risk. In the case of an emergency, the network will serve as a critical resource for communicating vital information.
- HIGHLIGHT BUSINESS PROFILE ON SPLASH PAGE
- ADDITIONAL INTERNET LINE AT NO COST
- COMMUNICATION ADVANTAGE DURING AND AFTER A NATURAL DISASTER
- ULTIMATELY SUBSIDIZES THE WHOLE COMMUNITY AS MESH NETWORK GROWS
- LOCALLY GROWN TECH INDUSTRY
How to Get Involved?
For more information on how to host a node on a Hunts Point business or any questions regarding the Free Hunts Point Community WIFI project contact, Yamil Lora, Community Coordinator below.