Wireless Ypsi is a community collective dedicated to bringing free broadband internet access to Ypsilanti.
Wireless Ypsi's mission is to begin bridging the digital divide and help everyone gain access to technology and the internet. By leveraging Ypsilanti's community infrastructure, Wireless Ypsi will be able to partner with businesses, community organizations, as well as individuals in order to help further this goal.
Wireless Ypsi is using an affordable way to implement a scalable network that could potentially service the nearly 20,000 residents of Ypsilanti. The network is a built on a sustainable model that will allow for relatively simple maintenance and encourage its expansion and growth. By using the cost-effective Meraki network technology, the system applies the latest wireless mesh networks that share high-speed internet bandwidth.
Wireless Ypsi will use its resources to execute this model throughout Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Wireless Ypsi can:
The most efficient way for families and individuals to obtain financial, educational, social, employment, and advocacy resources is to have access to a high-speed internet connection. By being able to access these services at home, users have the ability to investigate these personal issues at times convenient to them. Access to Internet resources is essential to residents of Ypsilanti.