If you live in the Norris Square Park neighborhood of North Philadelphia and want to get connected to free wireless internet, or host an antenna to connect your neighbors, please fill out our Sign Up Form!
The Installation Process
Philly Community Wireless works with PhillyWisper, a local wireless internet service provider, to install rooftop antennas that we use to provide a free wifi network to the neighborhood residents and public spaces. You can help your neighbors by using your residential building as a hub for neighbors to access this free network. For more information on what a rooftop install involves, visit our Antenna Installation documentation.
If you live in a two-three story house, or in an larger apartment building, and we can receive access to your roof, we can install non-penetrating roof mounts and run cables into your home to install a wifi access point. On the street level, we aim to install mesh kits in neighboring homes that help expand the network without requiring a rooftop antenna at each building.
Installations can sometimes take an extended period of time to schedule. We are slowly growing out our network, and we appreciate your patience and assistance as we build the foundations. Please reach out to volunteer for a rooftop antenna or mesh kit, and we will work with you to provide you and your neighbors with free wifi service as soon as we can.
If you live within the range of our wifi network, we can bring you a mesh kit, like a hotspot or wifi extender, that we can easily install in your home on a short-term basis. If you need wifi in your home, please contact us specifically about getting a mesh kit.
If you are currently outside our service area, we encourage you to still reach out if you need help accessing digital resources. We also encourage you to check out available resources in Philadelphia for accessing affordable computers, internet, and training in digital skills.