What if we no longer had to depend on the whims of the ISPs? What if, instead, for $500, we could get free unlimited lifetime Internet? Sounds like a dream, but self-employed Timothy J. Shepard wants to put his PhD thesis into practice His idea: a network of personnal radio transceivers capable of 200 Mbits/second. However, two problems lie on his path: cost reduction and routing. Sounds like good material for a free hardware project to me.