FreeNetworks: to provide symmetric broadband to the 2/3 of unconnected U. S.

  • May 1, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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About the Presentation:

The Free Network Foundation has been working with a global coalition of partners to design/produce/field a turnkey FLOSS access/distribution network technology stack (FreedomStack). This consists of CPE (FreedomNode), neighborhood level infrastructure (FreedomRelay/FreedomTower) and city level

The discussion will include lessons learned, existing deployments ( overbuilding Google Fiber in KC/Austin), technology decisions and questions from the audience.

The Free Network is using a mix of technologies at the media level [masked]g/n/ac, 24ghz (air fiber), 3.65ghz [masked]y). We are also using 802.1x (via Zeroshell) at the access edge (wpa2 enterprise security), OpenVPN for management, pfsense for the WAN edge, for the AP firmware (access/distribution).

The presentation will also cover the overall business model (FNF (ip owner), Nodal (for profit, neighborhood networking kit and professional services), gii (tier2/tier1 backbone connectivity).

About the Speaker:

Charles Wyble is cofounder and CTO of the Free Network Foundation. He is a systems engineer with 15+ years of experience. He lives in the Austin TX area.

About the Location:

PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive. 

SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you're going to Q's office at suite 925.

Special thanks to Carolyn Oswald at Q for hosting this presentation.

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We meet on the first Thursday of the month in L.A.

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Livestream Informaton:

Charles will be presenting via Google Hangout from his home in Austin Texas.

The google on air hangout link on youtube is .

The link should be up by 6:30 PM pacfic.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Jordan,

    Is there a recording of the hangout available on youtube?

    May 9

    • Jared H.

      The recording link is usually the same as the live link, but somebody seems to have removed that from YouTube. That may be because it has about an hour worth of technical problems in the feed, so the cut down version seems to be here now:­

      1 · May 9

    • Jordan S.

      Yes this is the edited version. I removed the raw version.

      May 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the great meetup. If you're interested in learning more about mesh networks, check out the LA Mesh meetup this Sunday:

    May 5

  • Kevin E.

    Another great topic, and good conversation.

    May 1

  • Jared H.

    I probably will not make it out to Culver City, but I definitely want to catch the livestream.

    April 26

    • Jordan S.

      Jared I'll post the livestream link up here when the link comes up, probably around 6:30.

      2 · April 30

    • Jordan S.

      The google on air hangout link on youtube is­ .

      The link should be up by 6:30 PM pacfic.

      1 · April 30

  • Jordan S.

    For those who cannot attend in person....

    The google on air hangout link on youtube is .

    The link should be up by 6:30 PM pacfic.

    1 · April 30

  • Jordan S.

    BTW there is a new L.A. Mesh Network meetup group meeting this Sunday at a datacenter downtown.

    April 23

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