@cenobite_party_bus

Probably a co-op or nonprofit. The idea of an LLC was purely to add the business legitimacy for what would be classified as a regional ISP.

In a dream world, I'd volunteer and run it myself as a small business, but what I think is right may not be in the people's best interest, etc.

@mrjunge

As soon as you start peering directly with exchanges, you can bypass any snooping that local ISPs can carry out.

A community ISP can also come up with its own monitoring rules, choose how to anonymise their logs, and show transparency with their DNS/filtering policies. They can also publish how they protect the privacy of the customers using their services.

@ghost_bird

Fair. If it was a not-for-profit company set up for this reason, backed by community funding, do you think that would alleviate that sort of bureaucracy?

@brandon
Exactly. Running it as a not-for-profit means that the goal of the service is to provide the best internet service possible, not to make as much money as possible.

When you know that your provider's key metric is satisfaction, not sales, that's when you're doing it right.

You also get transparency in the financials and costs of the company.

@elomatreb

@lroop

We have BT, and I'm sick of paying so much just for 57M down and 17M up.

Gigabit is quite expensive, but there are government initiatives that can pay up to Β£2500 toward the coat of getting fibre to a business, or a community (minimum 10 people served)

I was considering the cost of approaching my local council to put forward the idea of a village-based WISP that could provide up to 100Mb to each home.

@apLundell

I was considering the cost of approaching my local council to put forward the idea of a village-based WISP that could provide up to 100Mb to each home.

The idea of setting up a nonprofit for it might keep it out of the hands of people that like meetings, etc.

@bcshort
Yes, if not better. Local techs and tech support for example.

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