PersonalTelcoUnderConstruction, is an (in some ways) improved, but not yet complete or polished, version of PersonalTelco (the wiki homepage). PersonalTelcoConstructed, on the other hand, is a page DanRasmussen thinks is ready (or nearly ready) to replace the PersonalTelco homepage as-is. I welcome your suggestions on this page. Still working on merging improvements from PersonalTelcoConstructed into it. -- DanRasmussen 2012-03-28 13:07:54

Removed link to the "u tube" site so wiki would let me save...

Introducing Personal Telco

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon. (Link to "AboutThePTP" page instead of previous sentence? Introductions are important, important to be concise, etc..) You can help us help everybody with a donation of your time, money, or bandwidth. If you don't live in Portland, there may be a similar group near you (Link! / Wikipedia?). If not, maybe you could start one!(Link!)

TODO: Move this section elsewhere on website. Good to mention these benefits but probably best not here...

Want Internet?

Personal Telco Project operates numerous open-access free-to-the-end-user networks around the city, thanks to the generosity of our hosts. Check out our wifi map.

Want to Help?

Personal Telco welcomes all comers. Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful.

Want to Host a Network?

Are you an individual, business, housing project, neighborhood group or other organization that would consider sharing your internet connection with your friends and neighbors? There are many benefits to doing so, and only a few drawbacks — most of which can be overcome or minimized. Get in touch to learn more! Have a look at the PersonalTelcoHandbook to get started.

"They will appreciate it, and might even thank you somehow." Mention potential benefits and potential drawbacks. Probably on a separate page! These pages could be useful:

Want to Build a Better Tomorrow?

Telecommunications Policy in the USA is badly broken. The Personal Telco Project is interested in seeing this changed, to make networks work for their users and not for creativity-stifling, abundance-limiting, self-interested, profit-maximizing overlords. Help us to make user-empowering telecommunications policy a reality. Talk to us, talk to your representatives in government. Demand sanity.

Contact Us


The Nature of Personal Telco

The PTP is an all-volunteer organization: many of us have neck beards. Therefore, please be patient if you do not get an immediate reply! But don't worry. We have a good track record, we care about what we do, and we will respond to your communications as soon as possible.

Subject Matter


General Questions / Help

Tech Support

<ops AT personaltelco DOT net>

Personal Telco's Website*

<webmaster AT personaltelco DOT net>

Get Involved

MailingList / IRC

* Our website is a wiki. That means you can edit it yourself! Learn how, then try it out!

There are also other ways to contact us.

View event list / Subscribe to calendar

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