Welcome To The Portland Personal Telco Project
We are here to promote and build public wireless networks through community support and education. This site will help you find what you need to know in order to get connected to the Wireless Community Network.
What is Personal Telco Project?
We are a volunteer group of Portlanders who believe this 802.11 (Wi-Fi) technology is both cool and empowering. We started out by turning our own houses and apartments into wireless hot spots, we then set about unwiring public locations such as parks and coffee shops. Currently we have over 100 live nodes, and of course we want to cover Portland with yet more.
Personal Telco Project or PTP has steadily grown over the last two years. We played an important part in Portland winning the most unwired city in America award recently. We're also proud to have helped educate many people as to what this wireless technology is all about, how to set up nodes and configure the equipment.
We hold monthly meetings as well as smaller weekly technical meeting and training days. We welcome participation at any level from everyone in the Portland area. Join our mailing list, ask questions, come to the meetings, put up your own node, its easy, and we're here to help things go smoothly for you.
Personal Telco Project is a Federal Tax Exempt 501c3 and a Oregon Non-profit organization. PTP wants to facilitate partnerships with local businesses and in doing so permit the raising of funds though tax-deductible contributions. Our aim is to build a bigger and better wireless network that everyone can use, free of cost.
At the end of the day we want to use this wireless technology to enable free mobile access to the Internet, to pass on our knowledge to others and to have fun doing it!