Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network, an Off-Grid Mesh network, using Ham Radio serving Knoxville and the East Tennessee area.
I was recently contacted by a group that is pushing to build out an AREDN network in East Tennessee. The team is currently in the first phase of their plan to build an effective network. They have some neat looking plans - something worth watching.
You can read more about the project on the AREDN Knoxville website.
You can join the discussion on the AREDN forums: https://www.arednmesh.org/content/east-tn-mesh-network
And you can view their tutorials on their youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@arednog