CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) -- A tech start-up at the University of Illinois hopes to bring internet access to all more available.
Mesh++is a solar powered panel that can broadcast Wi-Fi up to 1,100 feet.
The company has received an offer from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel to test their project in a city park, and has plans to use the technology to serve parts of the world without internet access,
"So, we're trying to break that isolation boundary like a bunch of big companies are, with the cost of Wi-Fi decreasing as well as flash memory we were thinking instead of launching satellites to cover these large areas, why not bring the parts of the internet they use most to them?" said Danny Gardner, Mesh++ CEO.
The U of I based start-up consists of just over 10 people, and are working to build the business through new partners.