Neighbors sharing the Net bring free wireless Internet to the block:
Conventional broadband cable/DSL Internet service can be expensive and unreliable, and much of it goes unused. Open Wi-Fi is a wireless mesh in your neighborhood with free and affordable broadband Internet for everyone.
Open Mar Vista Wi-Fi is a neighborhood initiative to bring open access to fast and reliable Internet service throughout Mar Vista. Open Mar Vista Wi-Fi broadcasts a high-speed open Wi-Fi signal provided to residential areas and commercial districts of Mar Vista. See map above for locations.
Open Mar Vista works by connecting multiple homes and businesses via a Wi-Fi mesh to create a powerful wireless network with reliable service that doesn't go down when your Internet does.
Open Mar Vista is available as an open Wi-Fi network publicly accessible at no charge. For $199 you can activate an outdoor "repeater" to boost coverage for your business or home. Regular users who are not sharing a portion of their broadband are encouraged to contribute $10 per month toward on-going operation.
Open Mar Vista Wi-Fi repeaters utilize industry-standard security technologies, including WPA/WPA2 encryption. A built-in firewall protects your data and your local network from snoops and malicious hackers.