It's happening! Should spread like wildfire once it passes a natural tipping point.
Phi Beta Iota: Range Networks provided free cellular for Burning Man and demonstrated the FACT that in the middle of nowhere, a single cell tower can provide free cellular to a community of 10,000 souls. There is absolutely no reason why we cannot begin proliferating these cell towers and gradually create what is called “mesh telefony.”
2012 Steele for Branson: The Virgin Truth 2.6
Reference: Network Neutrality…Why Not…+ RECAP
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YouTube (4:05): DIY Cell Phone – David Mellis