Article: Opinion: Wi-Fi should flow just like water

Civil Society, Hardware

Opinion: Wi-Fi should flow just like water

President Biden pledged billions of dollars in his new infrastructure package to help expand broadband. That’s a welcome commitment, but merely laying more fiber won’t fully solve the problem. Even in places where high-speed internet connections are available, many Americans can’t afford them.

In 21st century America, internet access is as essential as electricity and running water. It’s time to make broadband accessible and affordable to everyone, by treating internet like an essential utility rather than a luxury good.

Fast home internet is necessary to work, learn, play, and live in the 21st century. We won’t have a just society until it is accessible — and affordable — to all.

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Article: Mesh Networks and the Future of the Smart Home

Autonomous Internet, Hardware

Mesh Networks and the Future of the Smart Home

When this burden on existing home networking infrastructure is increased five-fold or more, the pressure will become too large and smart home devices rendered useless. For example, an unreliable internet connection could prevent security cameras from recording an intruder or triggering an alarm notification to go off.

Fortunately, all is not lost. A new networking paradigm is already here in the form of mesh networks. Mesh networks are designed to replace complicated router-and-extender setups with multiple identical nodes being placed around the home to create a large cloud of Wi-Fi coverage. The nodes are designed to be used in tandem and don’t build separate networks – so wherever you go within the cloud, you’ll always be seamlessly and automatically connected to the nearest node.

The mesh network nodes allow data to be routed directly the where it needs to go within the network without having to be sent to the router and back. This reduces the burden on the router; furthermore, if a device is in proximity to more than one node, it can connect to all those nodes in range and benefit from the improved bandwidth the multiple nodes provide.

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Article: Leveraging Bluetooth Indoor Positioning Technology

Autonomous Internet

Leveraging Bluetooth Indoor Positioning Technology

Bluetooth is a very popular choice for indoor positioning systems because of the following advantages:

  • wide availability (you can find it in almost all modern chips and smart devices);
  • high energy efficiency (BLE provides very low power consumption);
  • variety of positioning methods (RSSI, AoA/AoD, trilateration, and triangulation);
  • simple implementation (the technology is easy to work with).

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Article: Advances in Worksite Connectivity Boosts Productivity, Collaboration and Safety

Autonomous Internet

Advances in Worksite Connectivity Boosts Productivity, Collaboration and SafetyAdvances in Worksite Connectivity Boosts Productivity, Collaboration and Safety

Fortunately, wireless Bluetooth and Mesh Intercom technology is changing how workers communicate. Unlike the two-way radio, these technologies enable full-duplex, hands-free communication. This means that everyone on the network can converse naturally, talking and listening to each other at the same time. Depending on which technology is used, teams can be as small or as big as the application demands.

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Article: Building a Decentralized and Uncensorable Internet — The Nexus Protocol

Decentralized Internet

Building a Decentralized and Uncensorable Internet — The Nexus Protocol

PRESS RELEASE. On December 21st, 2020, the Nexus Protocol white paper was released. The new internet will be driven by a blockchain-based operating system (LX-OS) and communications protocol (Nexus Protocol), that will be connected by a distributed satellite-based mesh network. The white paper contains technical specifications and mathematical models that showcase and prove the viability, value proposition, and practicality of this novel architectural framework.

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