Grassroots offers wireless broadband Internet access. The service is DSL speed with customers only needing a Wi-fi card and to live within range of the signal which covers a thirty block radius currently. There are plans to enlarge the coverage area as more customers sign up.
Wi-fi technology is based off of 2.4 mhz spectrum wireless transmissions. Using the same wave lengths that some cordless phones use, the Internet signals are broadcasted out through the neighborhood. With the supplied password and a Wi-fi receiver in each customer’s computer, customers will have fast, wireless Internet connections.