Deploying rural community wireless mesh networks

Ishmael, J., Bury, S., Pezaros, D. and Race, N.J.P. (2008) Deploying rural community wireless mesh networks. IEEE Internet Computing, 12(4), pp. 22-29. (doi: 10.1109/MIC.2008.76)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pezaros, Professor Dimitrios
Authors: Ishmael, J., Bury, S., Pezaros, D., and Race, N.J.P.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:IEEE Internet Computing
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Internet Computing 12(4):22-29
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