Thanks Unwire Portland!

In gusty winds and the first few drops of rain on February 12th, volunteers with the Personal Telco Project installed two of the SkyPilots that once were part of the ill-fated and badly managed MetroFi network in a new network adjacent to Arbor Lodge Park in North Portland. A SkyGateway was attached to a DSL service generously provided by Integra Telecom, and a SkyExtender Dual Band was installed on a house a few hundred feet away. On February 13th, the final connections were made and service through those devices has been initiated. In the coming weeks and months, we are excited about the possibilities for extending the network further into the neighborhood and, if it proves possible, into the center of Arbor Lodge Park itself. Thanks also to the City of Portland for a year ago making the decision to make this abandoned equipment available to the Personal Telco Project.

We are interested to hear how this new network functions, so let us know. Enjoy!

2 Responses to “Thanks Unwire Portland!”

  1. Great job Russell and everyone at Personal Telco!! Keep up the good work.

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