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Bumble Networks

Building resilient wireless networks as tools for sharing community knowledge about living sustainably 

Health Concerns about EMF (ElectroMagnetic Fields) emitted by wireless technology

In 2015, the International EMF Scientist Appeal was "initially signed by 190 scientists from 39 nations. All of these scientists have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, part of the EMF spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity, or Radio Frequency radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications."

World Health Organisation research on EMFs

USS FCC statement on health effects of RF (radiofrequency) emissions

Research about the alleged health effects of EMF is ongoing at CounterClaim

Wireless Networking Organisations

Free Network Foundation - established around the time of Occupy Wall St in 2011 (see the short documentary Free the Network), seems to have been dormant since about 2015.

Open Wireless Movement

Wireless Alliance 

Zigbee Alliance

Wireless Networking Hardware

PirateBox - "PirateBox is a DIY, anonymous, offline, file-sharing and communications system, built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware." Forks of the project include LibraryBox, BiblioBox and CowBox (French), and AnyfestoCHIP

Documentation and Learning Resources 

Wireless Networks in the Developing World 


12 Communities Experimenting with Mesh Networks

Wireless Software 

Althea is a blockchain based mesh network designed to allow people to get paid when they contribute bandwidth to the network, and pay when they use it, in a seamless, user-friendly way.

SHAWN is a Wireless Sensor Network, designed to wirelessly collect data from multiple sensors, and control them remotely

Zigbee is a wireless communication language for the IoT (Internet of Things )

Peer-to-Peer Wi-Fi

Serval Project - mesh networking between mobile devices using their cell phone chips and an app

Wi-Fi Direct

Wireless Networking Businesses

Wicked Networks