We launched a new mesh node today in East Oakland, on 38th Ave. between International and Foothill Blvd.
In a nutshell, 510pen makes Internet access more available, and it helps to build community.
510pen is building a secondary layer of infrastructure for Internet access. It takes advantage of the Internet connections that many people already have, and adds a layer of redundancy on top. It's called a community wireless network, and it uses mesh network technology.