MFPL definition

MF/PL is an organization that redefines the concept of "Internet Service Provider" in a collective, progressive and collaborative way.

The members of May First/People Link are like a coop: we pay dues, buy equipment and then we all use that equipment as we need to for websites, email, email lists, and just about everything else we do on the Internet.

At MF/PL members are encourage to use all the resources necessary to be successful - whether that's additional email addresses, web sites or other services: there are no pre-defined limits to what you can use. All you do is pay your dues. Dues are on a sliding scale, starting with $200 for an organization and $100 for an individual (90% of our members pay this level of dues). A small number of organizations pay more based on the cost of their additional resource usage.

MF/PL is comprised of both individuals and organizations and is directed by a Leadership Committee comprised of 12 MF/PL members who named two Co-Directors to oversee operations day to day. The MF/PL "staff" is a group of members who donate their time to the organization. All who work for MF/PL do so voluntarily; there is no paid staff.

At this point, MF/PL is one of the few organizations of its type in the world and one of the world's oldest and largest politically progressive Internet providers.

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