This site is the blog for Mass Mesh. We are a Boston-based group of developers convinced that there’s a better way to administer internet infrastructure. We believe that the internet is a magnificent resource that must be held in common in order to achieve freedom in our society. To this end, we are working with various community partners to install mesh networks in our area.
Community members learn about mesh networking by playing NodeRunner at an event hosted by MassMesh in partnership with Ujima.
We believe strongly in the importance of closing the digital divide, and practice design justice in order to achieve this. There are no technocratic solutions here! Rather, there is technology co-created with the people it serves.
We work in close partnership with the Boston Ujima Project on their community-owned internet initiative, and that relationship was incubated in partnership with the MIT Media Lab. These partnerships have been absolutely vital to our growth.
If you would like to get involved in our project, there are a lot of ways to do so! We have weekly tech meetups, a mailing list for network stewards, a mailing list for developers, a very active chatroom where all interested parties are welcome, and a wiki where you can learn more. We are always looking for more developers, maintainers, advocates, and hosts! We especially encourage you to stop by one of our meetups if you are from the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain/Dorchester area, since we are trying to expand in those neighborhoods.