Great! Before we get you signed up for monthly payments, take a look at the following questions to inform yourself before you join The People’s Network.
What kind of data is sent through the Node?
Coverage across your community for IoT devices
Long Range Network
Many everyday devices will connect!
Each Node casts a wide net of coverage across your community so IoT devices can stay connected to the internet without being in range of WiFi or having a cellular data plan. IoT stands for Internet of Things, a term which is commonly used to refer to a new class of connected devices that send small packets of data (hundreds of bytes) over long ranges (miles) and require extended battery lives (months/years, not hours).
IoT Devices are things like pet trackers, temperature sensors, motion detectors, people counters for bars and restaurants, ebikes, pay-to-use electric scooters, smart thermostats, humidity sensors, among many other awesome solutions. These devices all send small amounts of encrypted data every few minutes/hours over long ranges to the nearest Node so that data can be sent via the internet to their application server.
This is how device data will populate in a user’s device dashboard on their smartphone app or computer.
Don’t worry about “Malicious Data”, the frequency our Nodes operate on is reserved for ISM applications which stands for Industrial, Scientific, and Medical.
Who else is operating Nodes?
Is anyone else doing this?
By choosing to deploy a Node, you are joining the thousands of people across the United States actively building the The People’s Network.
Take a look at your local area.
How Much will Hosting cost me?
We Pay You!
We Pay You To Host!
We pay you cash each month to host one of our nodes is your house or business. The size of the node is as long and wide as a cell phone.
How much electricity will it use? Since data packets are so small our devices power consumption is virtually non-existent. Our Node uses less power than a standard LED light bulb; roughly 5W at peak. In the average US State, the total power cost of running a Node is about the same as your favorite drink from Starbucks Coffee- roughly $5/year.