Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article
|<mark>Journal publication date</mark>||07/2008|
|<mark>Journal</mark>||IEEE Internet Computing|
|Number of pages||8|
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.