A Fayetteville, AR-based start-up has established a $1,000,000 fund for developers and entrepreneurs in Northwest Arkansas that will be used to offer free data to anyone who joins the “Mycelium Developers Program.”
With its bold pledge, Mycelium Networks, one of the largest super-operators of the Helium network in the U.S., hopes to spur innovation on the network and attract new business and development to the Northwest Arkansas area. In case you are not familiar with the terminology, Helium is a blockchain-powered, open network protocol built from the ground up to incentivize the creation of decentralized networks. Currently being deployed all over the world, Helium’s low-band IoT (Internet of Things) spectrum works by providing massive coverage as the largest public LoRaWAN (a low-power, wide area networking protocol built on top of the LoRa radio modulation technique) network in the U.S. With miles of range and affordable pricing, Helium promises to usher in a new era of network democratization.
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