Wireless Networking in the Developing World

Wireless Networking in the Developing World (2nd Edition): A practical guide to planning and building low-cost telecommunications infrastructure is a book created by a team of individuals who are actively pushing the reach of the Internet farther than ever before. The massive popularity of wireless networking has caused equipment costs to continually plummet, while equipment capabilities continue to sharply increase. The goal of this book is to help people to begin to have a stake in building their own communications infrastructure and to show how it can be done, with the information and tools needed to start a network project in one’s local community. Wireless infrastructure can be built for very little cost compared to traditional wired alternatives. Further, by providing a local community with cheaper and easier access to information, means access to the global network and translates into wealth on a local scale, as more work can be done in less time and with less effort. The network becomes more valuable as more people are connected to it. Communities connected to the Internet at high speed have a voice in a global marketplace and a voice to discuss problems, politics, and other important topics.

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