Deploying rural community wireless mesh networks

Ishmael, Johnathan and Bury, Sara and Pezaros, Dimitrios and Race, Nicholas (2008) Deploying rural community wireless mesh networks. IEEE Internet Computing, 12 (4). pp. 22-29. ISSN 1089-7801

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Inadequate Internet access is widening the digital divide between town and countryside, degrading both social communication and business advancements in rural areas. Wireless mesh networking can provide an excellent framework for delivering broadband services to such areas. With this in mind, Lancaster University deployed a WMN in the rural village of Wray over a three-year period, providing the community with Internet service that exceeds many urban offerings. The project gave researchers a real-world testbed for exploring the technical and social issues entailed in deploying WMNs in the heart of a small community.

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