Wireless Works Wonders in Tibet - Xeni Jardin

From Wired News:

Across the border from Chinese-occupied Tibet, the tech infrastructure in this high mountain village is a mess.

But a former Silicon Valley dot-commer and members of the underground security group Cult of the Dead Cow are working with local Tibetan exiles to change that using recycled hardware, solar power, open-source software and nerd ingenuity.

The volunteers are building a low-cost wireless mesh network to provide cheap, reliable data and telephony to community organizations.

The Dharamsala Wireless Mesh is an example of “light infrastructure,” a concept gaining popularity among tech developers: decentralized, ad hoc networks that can deliver essential services faster than conventional means. [Full Text]

Click here for extensive photos of Tibet’s mesh network.

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