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Screw the Laptop – Get Broadband Up First November 30, 2006

Posted by John in Technology.

John Markoff posts about a debate on the $150 laptop initiative.   Hey I love the innovation there but please can we innovate on the broadband front please!  Lets get WiMax or wired connectivity to these areas and while we’re at it why don’t we get rural america wired up or as they say in the wireless world – “lit up”. 

Lets get the net neutrality and broadband pentration discussion going then we’ll talk about the laptop 15o topic.


1. Steve Wilhelm - November 30, 2006

UC Berkeley’s Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) Project is working on a WiFi-based long distance network called WiLD. TIER is a Center for Informaton Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) project.

See http://tier.cs.berkeley.edu/wiki/Wireless and http://www.citris-uc.org/ details.

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