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Deploying rural community wireless mesh networks

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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Journal publication date07/2008
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Journal number4
Volume12
Number of pages8
Pages22-29
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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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