[Chugalug] Chattanooga Metro Net
cluon at geeklabs.com
Thu Oct 4 16:28:28 UTC 2012
On Thu, 4 Oct 2012, David Snyder wrote:
> I remember well those days. Do you recall the original 'Chattanooga
> Metronet"? That is how EPB originally conned local service providers to
> support their network. It was supposed to be a transport layer only for
> the benefit of all. My how the "vision" has changed. VOLstate was a
> "charter member" of that project that never happened as advertised.
I was at the kickoff meeting where they announced it, with
marketing and press materials already printed up with the
domain names above.
There was this moment when I asked them why they were using those domain
names... as they did not own them. They said "But they are available..."
I think my answer was "They were available" as I packed up my stuff
and left the room.
I still own those and some similar ones.. and if I ever get some time to
play with it, I'd like to setup a wireless mesh private network all over
downtown, a "darknet" anyone could join.
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