A Seattle church in the Ballard neighborhood was providing Internet access to various groups. Unfortunately, illegal activity was being conducted on the provided Internet and the ISP (Internet Service Provider) was threatening to permanently terminate Internet access.


Because the Church’s Internet connection was crucial for conducting business and for remote access to Sunday services, the decision was made to terminate Internet access to the groups via the Church’s existing Internet service.

To provide groups with Internet — primarily for hybrid (in-person and remote) meetings — a second Internet account was created with a different Internet provider. The groups now use that Internet connection and if any bad activity would occur, the Church’s primary Internet connection would be unaffectd.

Existing ethernet cabling in the building was able to be patched together in on the equipment room’s patch panel in a way to provide group access on the Church’s two levels.