Meta Mesh is proud to announce the addition of 16 new Wireless Access Points (“WAPs”) to the PittMesh family! These WAPs will be located in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh along Warrington Ave. between Arlington Ave. and Beltzhoover Ave. This 1,400 ft corridor will serve a community plaza, multiple restaurants and bars, along with other businesses along the route. The Hardware Store, a co-working space serving as Meta Mesh’s office, can also be found along the corridor.
These nodes represent the first consumer-oriented deployment of the PittMesh network, where anyone with a WiFi-capable device can connect to them with no special equipment or networking knowledge. Simply connect to the “PittMesh” network, open your favorite web-browser, read and accept the Terms of Service, and you’re connected! In addition to mesh-only services in the works, access to the Internet is graciously provided by Sweet Peaches, the Hardware Store and soon a few other businesses!
Meta Mesh is always looking for businesses and individuals who would be interested in hosting an access point or donating a portion of their internet connection to help us to expand the capabilities and reach of PittMesh. By owning a node, you help fulfill our vision of a decentralized network with no central points of failure. The access points are small, stylish, and use minimal electricity. For further information, please contact Meta Mesh.
Wireless Warrington has been made possible by a generous grant from the URA via the Mount Washington CDC, the local Community Development Corporation. Additionally, a special shout-out goes to The Hardware Store and Sweet Peaches for their support.