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[liberationtech] Fundraiser to send 100 4G/LTE hotspots to Public Libraries in Puerto Rico & fund CryptoHarlem for 1 year

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at
Wed Apr 4 10:01:28 PDT 2018

At a time when a lot of telecom infrastructure needs to be rebuilt in
Puerto Rico, there are opportunities for a bit more aggressive
campaigns to build pockets of truly community-oriented and controlled
infrastructure. I'd contribute to that type of campaign.

Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
<alps at>
+1 (347) 766-5008

On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 10:56 AM, Nicholas Merrill <lists at> wrote:
> Hi Andres
> Thanks for your comments
> Forgive me - I should have been a bit more specific.  We are raising money
> for *1 year of service* on 100 hotspots, and *1 year of funding* for
> CryptoHarlem.
> At the end of the year, we would need to undertake another fundraising
> effort to be able to continue the service, and the funding for CryptoHarlem
> for subsequent year(s).
> Unfortunately, as a very small non-profit, we don't have the capability to
> provide anything "forever".  These things cost money which is why we are
> trying to raise funding to pay for them.
> You are quite right that it is not a permanent solution.  I'm sorry if you
> don't think it's worthwhile because it doesn't last "forever".   Please do
> let me know if you find some solution that will last forever.  But keep in
> mind the old saying:  don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
> best,
> Nick
> --
>  Nicholas Merrill
>  Executive Director
>  The Calyx Institute
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>  Brooklyn, NY 11232
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> On 4/3/18 5:28 PM, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes wrote:
> “100 4G modems with unlimited data plans to public libraries in Puerto Rico”
> Are those those “unlimited data plans” also “FOREVER?” That’d be a
> worthwhile donation.. otherwise, it’d be just like the “3-month Free” or
> guateber gimmicks of the bloodsucking US Telcos...
> Regards / Saludos / Grato
> Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes
> On Apr 3, 2018, at 3:32 PM, Nicholas Merrill <lists at> wrote:
> 100 4G modems with unlimited data plans to public libraries in Puerto Rico
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