goTenna Announces Integration with Blockstream Satellite

Jan 11, 2021

About goTenna

goTenna is advancing universal access to connectivity by building the world's most intelligent and scalable mobile mesh networks. goTenna is the world's leading mobile mesh networking company, providing off-grid connectivity solutions for smartphones and other devices, as well as augmenting traditional communications networks. This technology enables mobile, long-range connectivity without cell, wifi, or satellite connectivity. goTenna's drive to create resilient connectivity began during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 when approximately a third of cell towers and power stations in affected areas failed. goTenna's products are currently used by over 300 law enforcement, military, and public safety agencies worldwide. goTenna is backed by investors including Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Bloomberg Beta.

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Jersey City-based startup, goTenna, announced today that it is integrating with Blockstream Satellite, the Bitcoin transmission service developed by Bitcoin technologies company, Blockstream.

goTenna develops consumer-grade mesh networking devices enabling users to connect with one another to send arbitrary data and messages, without relying on Internet service providers or cellphone service providers. Today's announcement will enable goTenna users to send and receive bitcoin transactions from a Bitcoin full node via a local mesh network, without requiring a direct internet connection via goTenna's TxTenna tool. Essentially, this allows Blockstream Satellite receivers (people who have set up satellite dishes) to work with goTenna's mesh network devices.

— The Block Crypto