Remember when we used to pass notes in class, starting with the person closest to you until it landed on the desk belonging to your intended recipient, all thanks to a little community effort?

Well, that’s kind of what mesh technology is like, using dozens – if not hundreds – of nodes to communicate with each other to share a network across a large area.

Nodes include anything that has connectivity capabilities, from your WiFi routers to mobile phones and many other smart devices.

Once connected, each node spreads connectivity a little further than the last.

Now local network BlockMesh is taking it one step further in an effort to build a global community. Once their goal has been achieved, users will be able to communicate for free, skipping typical cellular and ISP “toll roads” – or costs.

But how does it work? Click here to read the full article.