Encrypted mesh network coming to Toronto - Hopefully more cities will follow suite

04/27/2016 - 16:03

Brennan Doherty

Canadians are famously dissatisfied with internet access in this country, and Mark Iantorno and Benedict Lau, two Toronto developers, are no exception. In December, they met for lunch at a cafeteria in a downtown office, and got to talking about how increasingly frustrated they were—Iantorno with sky-high data plan prices, and Lau, who is a mobile engineer with Android, with “black box design,” or the opacity of consumer tech.

At that lunch, they talked about how to bring free, accessible internet to the city, uncoupled from Canada’s three all-powerful telecoms.