Over the past year, NYCwireless has been working with Professor John McMullen and his classes at Monroe College. Rob Kelley, Laura Forlano, and I have each been going up to teach the students for a day about wireless technology and building community wireless networks. With our support, Professor McMullen has also had his students each take on a semester project to get a “community hotspot set up in a local business”:1 (and earlier this year also helping to set up our hotspot with SolarOne at Stuyvesant Cove park).
Word has reached the school of our efforts, and Mr. Jerome recently sent us this heart-felt thank you letter and a donation to NYCwireless.
This is the reason why we at NYCwireless do our work. Its not for the money (we’re just a non-profit) or even the media attention, but because of the difference we can make in people’s lives.