Considering Hosting?

Great! Before we get you signed up for monthly payments, take a look at the following questions to inform yourself before you join The People’s Network.

What kind of data is sent through the Node?

Coverage across your community for IoT devices

Each Node casts a wide net of coverage across your community so IoT devices can stay connected to the internet without being in range of WiFi or having a cellular data plan. IoT stands for Internet of Things, a term which is commonly used to refer to a new class of connected devices that send small packets of data (hundreds of bytes) over long ranges (miles) and require extended battery lives (months/years, not hours).

IoT Devices are things like pet trackers, temperature sensors, motion detectors, people counters for bars and restaurants, ebikes, pay-to-use electric scooters, smart thermostats, humidity sensors, among many other awesome solutions. These devices all send small amounts of encrypted data every few minutes/hours over long ranges to the nearest Node so that data can be sent via the internet to their application server.

This is how device data will populate in a user’s device dashboard on their smartphone app or computer.

Don’t worry about “Malicious Data”, the frequency our Nodes operate on is reserved for ISM applications which stands for Industrial, Scientific, and Medical.

Who else is operating Nodes?

Is anyone else doing this?

Absolutely!

By choosing to deploy a Node, you are joining the thousands of people across the United States actively building the The People’s Network.

Take a look at your local area, we currently have 180+ Nodes in Northwest Arkansas.

What Our Hosts Are Saying

Happy To Help Northwest Arkansas

“We’ve been helping out Mycelium Networks since July 2020. We’re glad to be a part of the Decentralized Wireless movement & helping Fayetteville become a smart city.”

Sandra Webb

Retired

Helping My Community

“I’ve been a host now for a few months and it’s a pretty cool gig! You don’t have to do anything and it didn’t cost me anything either. I like that we’re helping Arkansas, and the location tracker works pretty well on my electric bike.”

Kiley Beckham

Marketing Analyst

Get Paid & Forget About It

“To be honest, $10 monthly is not the main reason why I decided to host for Mycelium Networks. Being able to contribute to the growth of my local community is the first priority!”

Danny Tran

Data Specialist

Hosting is Easy!

“Being a Host for Mycelium Networks is easy. They did the set up and install in less than 10 minutes. You forget it is even in your home, except every month when you get paid! There’s nothing better than earning free monthly money while helping build Decentralized Wireless.”

Sarah Garrett

Barista

How Much will Hosting cost me?

We Pay You!

We Pay You To Host!

We pay you cash each month to host one of our nodes is your house or business. The size of the node is as long and wide as a cell phone.

How much electricity will it use?

Since data packets are so small our devices power consumption is virtually non-existent. Our Node uses less power than a standard LED light bulb; roughly 5W at peak. In the average US State, the total power cost of running a Node is about the same as your favorite drink from Starbucks Coffee- roughly $5/year.

How Much Do I Get Paid?

Will the Node affect my internet quality/bandwidth

why does it need my WiFi?

 

Don’t worry, our Node is invisible in terms of bandwidth consumed. The tiny packets of Data flowing over our Node are nothing compared to Netflix, YouTube, Gaming, Zoom, etc., and it will not interfere with those things either. If our Node ever affects your network quality, then it was set up incorrectly and one of our awesome network technicians can quickly help you troubleshoot the issue.

Also, Nodes do not need to be connected to the Internet through WiFi, most Hosts just prefer WiFi over running an Ethernet connection. Besides forwarding packets of Data for IoT devices, Nodes also need the internet to sync with the network and receive firmware updates (similar to your home printer)

HOW DO I MAINTAIN A NODE AFTER IT’S DEPLOYED?

How long does it take to set up the Node?

Nodes take less than 10 minutes to set up, but our network tech can hang around if you have any questons.

Once it’s set up and added to the network, it will likely require zero maintenance.

Mycelium Networks monitors the operational status of all network nodes at the beginning of each day. If any node has been moved, unplugged, or brought offline for any reason then we will notify the Host to help us bring the Node back online. Often times this just requires the node to be unplugged and plugged in again.

How Do I get started?

Simply fill-in our contact form and we will call you to schedule a time for set up.

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