simplifing the GSM network architecture
Worth a look. Activists and concerned citizens in the USA should be ramping up ham radio as well as OpenBTS and OpenMoney. Facebook credits might be an intermediate solution. As we saw in relation to Wikileaks with Amazon, MasterCard, and PayPal, corporations cannot be trusted to honor their contracts in the face of the slightest pressure and without a court order and the US Government is perfectly capable of shutting down the Internet without a court order. US activists should plan a “dead hand” response to any shutdown, i.e. into the streets, burning tires, non-violence, and general strike until all public systems are restored.