Commotion, is an open source “device-as-infrastructure” communication platform that integrates users’ existing cell phones, Wi-Fi enabled computers, and other wireless-capable devices to create community- and metro-scale, peer-to-peer communications networks.
HOW IT WORKS
Commotion is organized and maintained by community members to fit their needs. It can act as a backbone for last-mile infrastructure, a local community network, a circumvention and anonymity ensuring communication channel, or a local emergency communications infrastructure when existing systems are severed.
WHO WE ARE
The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) is improving and integrating communications tools for emergency response, democratic organizing, civil society, and free speech in the 21st century.