“We can have citizen installers,” says Perlman, who also helped develop Quicktime, the video software for the Apple Macintosh. “You put these little things on a rooftop. You slap it onto Google Fiber. And we can light up a place like Kansas City in no time at all.”
Assuming they’ve got it set up in a way that guarantees enough bandwidth for the antenna while guaranteeing security for the homeowner, I can see this idea getting very popular. Whether or not it’ll work in the USA is another question – but a micro-network like this might work quite well in developing countries.