Re: Community wide Wifi
From: Diana Carroll (
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:22:22 -0800 (PST)
Yes, the cell phone issue here at Mosaic bob mentions is real and I
reluctantly agree with him though in general I LOVE our super insulated

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Bob Morrison <rhmorrison [at]> wrote:

>   I think forming groups should think twice about having a foil barrier in
> the insulation in their outside walls and roof. I think it would be worth
> having slightly less effective insulation in trade for being able to
> reliably use cell phones inside you unit (and common house). 20 years ago
> this was much less of an issue. The only radio signals you needed to send
> and receive inside your home were broadcast radio. Today it's a different
> story.
>   Here at Mosaic Commons, our cell phones work outside our units but not
> inside, due to the "Faraday cage" effect. Many households here use a cell
> phone as their only phone and even if they have a land line, not being able
> to reliably use a cell phone inside is a major pain.
> Bob Morrison
> Mosaic Commons Cohousing
> Berlin, MA
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