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Meta Mesh wants to get mesh network Wi-Fi to neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh

Adam Longwill built his first wireless antenna using a wok. “My parents, whom I was living with at the time, had DSL and they were too cheap to get a better connection,” the founder and CEO of Meta Mesh jokes. “I was home from college and I was desperate for good Internet speed. I thought [...]

Meta Mesh looking to expand free wireless Internet access throughout Pittsburgh

There's a lot of talk of bridging what's referred to as the digital divide—the gap between haves and have nots when it comes to access to modern information and communications technology — and one Pittsburgh startup thinks it has the solution. With its community-owned wireless networks, Meta Mesh LLC is looking to connect Pittsburgh neighborhoods [...]

Pittsburgh startup to ‘democratize’ broadband with free wireless Internet

Meta Mesh, a Pittsburgh startup, is hoping to bring free wireless broadband service to neighborhoods through its PittMesh network, which lets anyone join the network using consumer-grade, off-the-shelf Wi-Fi hardware. The Wi-Fi access is provided by residents and businesses in a neighborhood that volunteer to host the necessary equipment. With enough hotspot nodes, PittMesh can [...]

Pittsburgh’s Allentown gets free wireless Internet

Free wireless has arrived in Allentown, allowing people within a quarter-mile of host antennas on Warrington Avenue to use the Internet, with battery backup in case of power outages. The young company Meta Mesh developed the community networking prototype, PittMesh, and considers the Warrington project the first piece of what its founder, Adam Longwill, expects [...]

Award #24: PittMesh

Two years ago, Meta Mesh founder Adam Longwill wanted to make a private Wi-Fi connection to his friends’ houses. After testing various antenna designs and routing technologies for a year, he decided not to limit his network to just his friends. He recruited a team on-line, and one year ago, founded his company, Meta Mesh, [...]