Autonet is a project to create a wireless, global internet that can provide more reliability than corporate phone companies by being community based and freely licensed.
... and free of government and corporate censorship.
I saw a pilot program along the same lines in San Francisco while I was there working on "The Day After Tomorrow." It was intended to bring wifi internet into poorer neighborhoods where the kids owned wifi laptops but did not have access to broadband internet in their homes. It worked pretty great and was very inexpensive to set the repeaters and nodes up.
It also had the advantage that, like the original internet, there was no way for the government or corporations to block content, so maybe (since FIDnet appears to be defunct now) it is time for patriots to start setting up Autonet and bypass the filters.