Shutdown of Wimax Network

We are sad to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, the Wimax network we have been offering to our members is shutting down around the first week of November. This means that if you are using network services you received from your Calyx membership that you will lose connectivity at that time.

The back story is that we were getting the access through a company called Clear, and that company was bought by Sprint who then made a decision to use the radio frequency from the Wimax network for its 4G/LTE data service.

However, Sprint has been unable to transition our user base to the 4G/LTE network quickly enough to avoid an interruption in service.

Therefore if you want to remain online, you need to find other arrangements for your Internet connectivity.

We hope to be able to begin delivering 4G/LTE data service to our members as a membership benefit at some time in the future though we can't say exactly when that will happen or exactly...view

Federal Court Invalidates 11-Year-old FBI gag order on National Security Letter recipient Nicholas Merrill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2015
CONTACT: Debra Kroszner
(203) 432-1053


Court Rules There Is “No Good Reason” To Prohibit Merrill from Describing the Array of Private Information that the FBI Sweeps Up Using NSLs

NEW HAVEN, CT – A federal district court has ordered the FBI to lift an eleven-year- old gag order imposed on Nicholas Merrill forbidding him from speaking about a National Security Letter (“NSL”) that the FBI served on him in 2004. The ruling marks the first time that an NSL gag order has been lifted in full since the PATRIOT Act vastly expanded the scope of the FBI’s NSL authority in 2001. Mr. Merrill, the executive director of the Calyx Institute, is represented by law students and supervising attorneys of the Media Freedom and Information...view

It's Almost Our 5th Birthday -- Support The Calyx Institute Fund Drive

Trevor Timm

"The Calyx Institute is a fantastic non-profit organization that puts the privacy of its users first.  Their work has been so valuable to us at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and we use their tools often.  They are one of the few organizations that I can unequivocally say are both worthy and in need of support"

-Trevor Timm, Executive Director, Freedom of the Press Foundation


The Calyx Institute has been operating for five years on a shoe-string budget.   Unlike some other projects, we don't have large government or foundation grants - we rely...view