Closing The Digital Divide With Solar Wi-Fi

Green Wi-Fi is looking to develop cheap solar-powered WiFi networks in the hope of bridging the digital divide in developing countries. The non-profit group has obtained funding from the One Laptop Per Child initiative to enable it to build and test prototype nodes, each of which will include a battery-powered router and a solar panel to charge the battery. These nodes, which Green WiFi organizers Bruce Baikie and Marc Pomerleau expect to cost no more than $200 apiece, will be installed on rooftops and will use the 802.11b/g wireless network standard to transmit WiFi signals.
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