The Network You Need

Althea is a full service solution that enables anyone to easily build and manage a network. Focus on connecting your community, we'll take care of the technical details

  • Plug-and-Play Routing requires less technical expertise. Just plug the antenna, aim, and you’re online!
  • Agile Network Design allows you to build a dynamic network from hop-to-hop instead of large, expensive infrastructure.
  • Automatic Billing. Built-in, flexible billing options and enforcement lets you focus on the things that matter, not bill collecting.
  • Remote Management Tools and Expertise means a better running network. Our Network Operations Center is here to help you design, build, and maintain your network.
  • Customer Management and Marketing. From demand aggregation, to a robust CRM, and tier 1 customer support, we have all the tools to promote and grow your network.
  • The Data You Need

    Althea tracks revenue, payments, and system maintenance in easy to understand graphs and charts.

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    Our Team

    Deborah Simpier


    Small business veteran, active in the Pacific Northwest mesh networking and net neutrality scene for several years. Before she became co-founder and CEO, she was Althea's first user.

    Justin Kilpatrick


    Background in devops, performance engineering, and computer hardware. Previously did performance work at Red Hat before leaving to become co-founder and CTO of Althea. Magna cum laude Computer Engineering LSU

    Jehan Tremback


    Dropped out of art school, learned to code. Software consultant for the past 5 years. Volunteer for the past 3 years with, a mesh network in Oakland.

    Sebastian Bolaños

    Previously involved in tech support, industrial manufacturing development. Currently a web3 dev. Organizer of Ethereum in Portland Oregon. Into crypto, decentralizing things and skin in the game.

    Adam Soltys

    Worked as a developer and IT guy for government and enterprise for 10 years before getting into open source software, yoga, permaculture, anarchy and crypto.

    Liz Gallo

    As a digital and social media consultant for over 10 years, Liz has worked with broadcasters and interactive media organizations. When she’s not doing digital projects, she’s writing, performing, making art, and cuddling with her kitties.

    Joshua Carr

    I don't know where you are. I don't know what you've broken. If you are ransomware I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills I have acquired over a very long IT career. Skills that make me a nightmare for bugs like you. If you let my firmware run that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will delete you.


    Jehan Tremback



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    Our core team is growing—we're looking for people that are focus driven, have a proactive work ethic, and are passionate about our mission. We are an open source company who believes in decentralized systems, so our team is distributed as well.

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