Calyx at DEF CON

The Calyx Institute team is at the DEF CON conference in Las Vegas! Please come visit us at the vendor booth. If you are not at DEF CON but have questions or concerns regarding your hotspot, it may take us an additional day or two to respond. If you have technical issues, as always please email our equipment provider Mobile Citizen at careteam@mobilecitizen.


We're improving the CalyxVPN

Here at the Calyx Institute, we don’t believe in letting censors block internet traffic. We’re excited to announce that we’ve received a grant from Internews to help users keep their internet traffic safe by including Pluggable Transports technology into our free CalyxVPN. Help keep your internet traffic safe from censors! Donate to the Calyx Institute so we can keep upgrading the tools we make available for free to everyone on the internet.

As the most recent Freedom on the Net report shows, over half of internet users live in countries that censor political, social, or religious content. The Calyx Institute helps internet users avoid censorship with CalyxVPN, our free Virtual Private Network (VPN). We enable access to the free flow of...view

New Hotspot Model for Members

We have a new hotspot model for members! The Franklin R850 model has been discontinued by our supplier. Instead, 'Contributor' level members will receive the Coolpad Surf hotspot. Current members are unaffected, and we have no plans to change the membership prices at this time. For more information about the Coolpad Surf hotspot, please see the equipment information page.