Invest in a Municipal Mesh Network & Digital Stewards

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(The People's Roadmap Moderator) #1

Pioneered by the Red Hook Initiative, community-owned and maintained wireless networks are a possibility. Maintained by Digital Stewards, local young adults (19-24), Red Hook WiFi is providing affordable broadband access to residents and businesses alike. As the community is developed, the Digital Stewards are trained through an intense curriculum bringing together technical and career development skills. Additionally, these combined programs double down on resilience. In Red Hook, Brooklyn, the combination of a community-owned peer-to-peer broadband network and job training for local young adults has built a double redundant network. Together, access to the 21st Century is grown with lifelong technical troubleshooting skills.