Connectivity Infrastructure

Connectivity infrastructure refers to the different ways people in your intentional community can access and interact with the outside world through technology. This is increasingly important in the modern era, as our lives become more and more dependent on online communication. It’s essential to understand which types of connectivity are available to your group and how they can be used to benefit your project.

The first thing to consider when building out a connectivity infrastructure is what type of internet access your community has access to. In some places, cable internet or even fiber optics are available, while in other places, satellite or cellular connections may be the only option. Oftentimes in off-grid communities, cell phone reception is only possible with the use of a cell booster attached to a tall structure that can see the cell towers over the treetops.

It’s also important to consider whether and how you will distribute the internet connection. Wireless routers, range extenders, and mesh networks can all be used to ensure that the connection remains fast and reliable throughout the entire community. Then again many communities deliberately decide to limit connectivity to only certain areas in order to help people be more intentional about vegging out online.


  • Building Your Infrastructure
    • Connectivity Infrastructure
      • Cell Boosters
      • Satellite Internet