Yasmin Masidi informs us of the following development, as a way to increase internet access to the developing world: (see also this item on the related FON project)Iâ€™ve come across mentions of this in a few blogs: â€œWireless Networking for the Developing Worldâ€? is, according to the website, a practical guide to planning, building and maintaining wireless networks in rural parts of the developing world â€” though I think itâ€™s also useful for urban communities with few resources (e.g. longhouse settlements). The book is available for downloading under the Creative Commons share-alike license.
Hereâ€™s a brief write-up on it at the WorldChanging blog: One of the issues raised during the forum on the sustainability of online media was the problem of low rates of Internet access, preventing alternative news sources from reaching the majority of its desired