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Mass Mesh

We are a Boston based tech collective focused on creating community-owned wireless broadband infrastructure.


Mass Mesh is all of us

Our contributors 20

Thank you for supporting Mass Mesh.

James Vorderb...


$215 USD

Stephen Smith


$70 USD

Ward Vandewege


$65 USD

John Greenup

$204 USD

Peter Gallagher


$165 USD

James O'Keefe

$150 USD

So happy to support building a community-contro...

Maty Cropley

$150 USD


$150 USD

Mass Mesh

$120 USD

Micky Metts


$110 USD

Good gosh amighty - what a concept!!!

Martin Kennedy


$70 USD


Transparent and open finances.

Debit from Mass Mesh to Mass Mesh

Contribution #159614
-$15.00 USD
Reimbursement #35057
Contribution #65881
Today’s balance

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Total raised

$1,708.02 USD

Total disbursed

$1,708.02 USD

Estimated annual budget

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Mass Mesh

Updates on our activities and progress.

Freezing Donations; Continuing The Project

Hello all, Over the last year, we have been mainly focused on building a pilot network in The Port, Cambridge. Due to a combination of limited organizing capacity, lack of interest on the ground, and technical hurdles, that project never re...
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Published on March 29, 2021 by James Vorderbruggen

Somerville Library Install With Culture House

Yesterday, we completed another secure wireless hot-spot install for Culture House. This time, the hot-spot is available at the Somerville public library. Culture House was constructing an outdoor pavilion there for Somerville residents and...
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Published on January 10, 2021 by James Vorderbruggen

Cambridge Port Pilot -- Slow and Steady

Summer UpdateIt's been a long, socially distanced summer, but we've still found ways to mesh. Since last update we've:Started work on a 6-node pilot in Cambridge Port. While this project has taken a while to get off the ground, we've alread...
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Published on September 8, 2020 by James Vorderbruggen


 Mass Mesh a grass-roots organization committed to building the commons and empowering eachother to make the change we want to see in the world generally. Our members are hackers, tinker-ers, organizers, artists, and dreamers. We all have one thing in common -- we're doing everything in our power to set the Internet free! 
 Giant corporations like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T have wrested control of our communications infrastructure. Because their sole aim is to extract a huge profit from their subscribers, they haven't invested in expanding access for all. Mass Mesh is a response to this massive inequity and the design practices that created it. Our core organizing principles are respect for privacy, net neutrality,  mutual aid and commons based peer production. We're just starting to gain traction, so now is the time to get involved!