People's Open Network

We’re building a community owned and operated alternative internets in the Bay Area!

We’re using cheap off the shelf Wi-Fi routers running software developed by us (based on OpenWRT) to connect homes using point-to-point line of sight connections and allowing anyone with an existing internet connection to easily and safely share a limited portion of their bandwidth with the rest of the networks.

We'll use the money to spend equipment for long-range high-speed links, which will be important for bootstrapping the network in the beginning since people using the network will be far apart when there are fewer users.

Funded by San Francisco, CA (February 2016)