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Published on May 4, 2014
Charles Wyble presents "FreeNetworks: to provide symmetric broadband to the 2/3 of unconnected U. S." via Google Hangout on Air from his home in Austin TX to the UNIX User Assoc. of So. Cal (UUASC.org) hosted at Q Connect in Westchester CA.
Note: there were some technical issues and the video begins at a restart.
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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 (802.11g/n/ac, 24ghz (air fiber), 3.65ghz (802.11y). We are also using 802.1x (via Zeroshell) at the access edge (wpa2 enterprise security), OpenVPN for management, pfsense for the WAN edge, qmp.cat 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.
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