Someone on the forum suggested LiFi as a potential answer or part of an answer to an alternative communication network. Its been put forth that MaidSafe will subsume current internet infrastructure and that would be wonderful but it would also be important when considering risk to see that MaidSafe had an unfettered path to growth.
LiFi now has a bidirectional version and is now able to transfer info from indirect lighting. Its expected to be super cheap and ultra low latency with very high bandwidth. Its also difficult to interfere with and would generate no interference while being more secure. No spectrum issues. Can work even when light visibly off.
Neighbors could aim a Lifi light indirectly and link homes, quickly linking up whole neighborhoods. Cars could carry bidirectional LiFi and Maidsafe boxes connecting to other cars , houses, traffic ad hoc. Indie phone could be studded with LiFi bidirectional sensors. These could be the links for a replacement internet that doesn’t rely as much on the current one and makes makes the chance for MaidSafe to subsume the current net stronger.