Samantha Musgrave & Devin Weaver
November 30, 2023

Rev. Al and I have been busy. AIR LLC and Beloved Community Services are about as busy as they have ever been and before we get even busier. So Anyways, it's time to get busy with a series of new podcasts to be released over the next two months. We've been back in the Advanced Indoor Resources Studio with a bunch of exciting new guests.

So get ready for weekly posts as the next two months are filled with amazing guests, especially in this episode with Samantha Musgrave and Devin Weaver of Project Waves.  These two young hungry individuals are making waves bringing free internet to parts of Baltimore that could easily be considered "Internet Deserts."

More than 96,000 homes in Baltimore City lack home internet service. This has broad implications for these residents who lack this critical communications need. How about this fact: at the start of the pandemic more than 24,000 students could not get online to continue their education while they spent much of the Spring at home. That statistic in and of itself is why we are promoting the work of Project Waves. You can imagine where we do and don't have service throughout the City – the same neighborhoods that were redlined over 100 years ago.

Project Waves was founded in 2018 and through the design and creation of the Waves Point to Multipoint wireless network, their team has connected over 300 households to free high speed internet service. Baltimore City residents face one of the highest rates of Digital Disconnect in the United States. This clear lack of access, affordability and digital literacy exacerbates disparities in education, healthcare access, stable housing and more.

Unlike traditional internet service providers, Project Waves is a non profit who's priority is ensuring members of their network have relaible high speed internet service regardless of socioeconomic status.

Samantha and Devin bring so much energy and knowledge to this effort and they are a dynamic duo that are getting the job done despite a lack of urgency from the City, who ultimately controls their destiny.

Listen-in to this Podcast. There's so much to learn and understand about the heavy lifting that the people at Project Waves have undertaken. Thanks to Sam and Devin your energy and enthusiasm for providing what the UN has declared a human right – internet service for all.

Thanks for all you are doing to close the gap.

The Great Dr. Rev. Al Hathaway (He's Holy) and Martin G. Knott Jr (I'm Knott) bring forward special guests to talk about amazing things that are happening throughout the great city of Baltimore. We will be operating without a net and talking about everything under the sun. Who can stop what must arrive now, something new is waiting to be born!