Commotion Wireless is an open-source wireless mesh network for electronic communication. The project was developed by the Open Technology Institute, and development included a $2 million grant from the United States Department of State in 2011 for use as a mobile ad hoc network (MANET), concomitant with the Arab Spring.[third-party source needed] It was preliminarily deployed in Detroit in late 2012, and launched generally in March 2013. The project has been called an "Internet in a Suitcase".
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