Wireless Village of Detroit is a project to create a neighborhood “Wireless Hub House”. More than just a simple Access Point, a Hub House is aimed at creating a free effective internet connection to a Detroit neighborhood, as well as creating connected communities that are capable of sustaining communication during emergencies and outages. Building Ad-Hoc Communities.
A wireless Village concept creates a digital house in any type of neighborhood. Its Zero Carbon Footprint initiative creates a direction for house planning and development that would most benefit a community. Non-Profit in its nature, house is derived out of needs of communities. Creating self-sustainable networks of communication through out a vast sprawling and under developed parts of the city will have vast benefits to an urban community. Culturally, theres is an unlimited demand for what the Internet is capable of supplying. Creating communities that can utilize it and teach its self how to benefit from it is what the Detroit Wireless Village project is about.
Memberships provide incentive for people to take part in ownership of the physical location of the house. Use of the space as a meeting places, classrooms, workshops for neighborhoods and community at large are encouraged, while free access to the network provides a way to create a digital infrastructure for a blank slate community.
Open-Source in its nature, this project is aimed at creating a real road map for accessing the great potential of citizens in Detroit, and to encourage other cities to do the same. Having Internet access can create real jobs overnight. This is what we need to do. This is what we have to do.
A General Wireless Village project, like any other real venture, would start out with an initial investment. This initial investment is meant to create a clear and concise “Start Button” for the Project. The Initial Figure as of this writing is $50,000.00. (Currently we are at 2% of our goal)
Being able to take any house, in varying degrees of dilapidation, creating a Wireless Village neighborhood, the investments would break down initially to following groups.
Services rendered to the community outside of the internet connection is the primary facilitator of creating cash flow in to the Hub House. BrydenHub has a Car Garage Facility that will be utilized for training in Detroit.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Programs.
The City of Detroit issues Fees related to Zoning, Land Use and Rezoning. A Wireless Station in a neighborhood must follow all safety regulations with respect to Radio Waves. Additionally, CPC also focuses on processes related to the Community Development Block Grant Funding, the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, and Hope Funding. This section is meant to be a guide to addressing some of the required permit work.
Regulations and procedures for approving wireless telecommunication and dish antennae. Finalize draft Antenna Ordinance with wireless carriers and other stakeholders prior to submission to CPC and City Council.
-Waiting on CPC
Michigan Zoning Enabling Act
- Waiting on zoning regulations
Maintain and expand on the web-based reporting system to increase its usefulness for community-based organizations
- Hardware Specification
Wifi and WiMax Repeaters and Transmitters.
- Location : Project: WoodbridgeHub, BrydenHub.
Implement all Federal and City policies on lead in the Home Repair program through organizational support to the Lead Task Force and sub-committee meetings and provision of such services as mapping, data analysis, and an extensive study of the use of health and building codes to address lead hazards.
Vehicle maintenance training and Course Development, Computer Backup and Recovery, Wireless Internet Service Provider, (VOIP - Gigaset, Asterisks)*, Web-Design Training, Shopping Cart Setup, Internet Phone Service.
* coming soon.
- City of Detroit, City of Detroit - Proper, I-96 & Livernois - American and Bryden Neighborhood block. - Intel, AMD, Apple, Microsoft, - Wayne State University - Institute of Information Technology and Culture, - Chemistry Department, - Mathematics Department.
Learning Platforms - Electronic Books and other data assets will be donated by - Ebbing - GM - Chrysler/FIAT - SmartUSA - Ford