One of the problems with our current internet infrastructure is that its backbone is controlled by large telecom and cable companies. The situation with broadband wireless is not much better, global citizens have very little real choice but to sign up with a pool of ever shrinking broadband providers. Internationally we have already seen examples of governments that have no problems taking strong action to limit free speech, spy on citizens or restrict internet access completely. In this talk Aram Sinnreich proposes MondoNet a decentralized, universally accessible, mesh network alternative to our current Internet. Internet access is a human right, independent networks like MondoNet hold the promise of a world that is truly one without borders.
Read more about MondoNet. Also check out the United Nations Report on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.