[[Use-Cases]]



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Use-Cases

Use cases by Users involved

City Wide Public Access

A city wide public access network consists of a *small business owner (wisp)* or government funded set of *community stewards* who focus on providing connectivity for *last mile clients* through a mesh network infrastructure.

Community Wireless Network

A community wireless network is set up by *community stewards* in partnership with *Community Anchors* and *node hosts* in order to build a cheap local network that serves both *last mile clients*, *local clients*, and *service creators* to best serve the needs of the community.

Disaster preparedness Local Network

A disaster preparedness Local network is a *Community Wireless Network* or *City Wide Public Access Network* that has provided emergency backup power to each node and to emergency communications service servers that automatically run after an emergency.

Pop up Network

A pop-up network is a network that is created ad-hoc by *Infrastructural Activists* using mobile, or battery powered, devices. These networks can be closed to just the *Infrastructural Activists* or use devices that provide access points to allow for other nearby *Local Clients* to connect and use the advertised services.

Remote Monitoring / Environmental Activism / Journalists

This is a unique use case consisting of “disposable” sensor nodes placed by *Infrastructural Activists* which can be connected to an existing *Community Wireless Network* or near another pop-up infrastructure that is built to collect and then disseminate the data.

Small group closed community network

This variation of a *Community Wireless Network* is a small closed network that allows a small group of *Node Hosts* to communicate and share services over secured wireless links.

Use Cases by privacy need

City Wide Public Access

  • Availability
  • Confidentiality

Community Wireless Network

  • Availability
  • Confidentiality

Disaster preparedness Local Network

  • Availability

Pop up Network

  • Availability
  • Confidentiality
  • Identity management
  • Unlinkability

Remote Monitoring / Environmental Activism / Journalists

  • Availability
  • Confidentiality
  • Identity management

Small group closed community network

  • Availability
  • Confidentiality