Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired | City Limits

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Those nodes use Commotion software deployed by New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute (OTI) to emit their signals and connect to one another—creating the mesh. For Georgia Bullen of OTI, communities don't just need Internet access—which a mesh may or may not provide—they need "infrastructure that grows with the community."OTI has applied for grant money from the NYC Economic Development Corporation's initiative Rise : NYC—to set up similar networks elsewhere in the city.