<kensanata> fuck cable and adsl and all that. just hook up some neighbours and share the bandwidth. <shapr> yah, exactly <shapr> peer to peer wireless networks <shapr> hardware gnutella
This is the key -- hardware gnutella (see GnutellaProject for "software gnutella"). And it is very similar to what LawrenceLessig described in his FutureOfIdeas when he talks about packet radio -- we could solve our bandwidth problems, if we just got rid of the last mile, instead of finding yet-another-supplier for the last mile.
From what I understand of http://open-content.net is that it allows information to be downloaded to everyone on the network (mesh?) I guess I was thinking that the ideas fit together somehow, please delete at will. md