Ambassador City:

Urbana, IL

% To Being Fully Meshed

19%

Total Goal: 32 Nodes

How to Get Involved

Objective - Why Mesh Urbana?

goTenna is partnering with local Mesh enthusiasts to bring off-grid, people-powered connectivity to their communities. Mesh networks, like any neighborhood community, become stronger as more people join them. As local users with real on-the-ground experience, goTenna Mesh ambassadors are dedicated to augmenting the central communication infrastructure across America with a reliable, bottom-up network.

Creating a community powered network that works with any smartphone is great for:

  • Sharing messages and alerts with your local community
  • Enabling connectivity in neighborhood dead-zones
  • Having a reliable backup network to use during emergency situations when cell service is down, like after a severe thunderstorm.

Ambassador

A radio fanatic, Urbana’s Ambassador, Mike, loves people-powered networks and communication that benefits everyone.

Determined to fully Mesh Urbana, IL, Mike has already done incredible work installing UMESH, a series of elevated and rooftop stationary nodes that create a mighty neighborhood Mesh network.

Determined to fully Mesh Urbana, IL, Mike has already done incredible work installing UMESH, a series of elevated and rooftop stationary nodes that create a mighty neighborhood Mesh network.

Below is the current UMESH map. The network covers much of downtown Urbana, while Mike would like to expand East and West, increasing the range of UMESH. Learn how you can help in the Urbana thread on the Mesh Community!

ABOUT GOTENNA AND
THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Based in Brooklyn, goTenna creates modular mobile ad-hoc networking protocols and devices that are easy-to-use, low-cost and developer- friendly.

goTenna partners with emergency relief teams, safety patrols, and adventure seekers to help bring Mesh networks to communities at risk for natural disasters and the great outdoors.

In an effort to expand off-grid connectivity, goTenna is working with local ambassadors to build accessible communication systems within their communities.

Urbana, IL - Mesh Community

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